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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Anyone not romantically inclined going into Shakespeare in Love surely will be by the end. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Accessibly brainy screen charmer. show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Inordinately clever, sprightly romantic comedy. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Some scholars may scowl, some lowbrows may scoff. But, like wordwise Will, these filmmakers know how to win a crowd -- from the queen down to the groundlings, from the sky above to the stage below. Bravo! [5 December 1998, Friday, p.A] show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I was carried along by the wit, the energy and a surprising sweetness. show more

  • 100
    New York Post

    If she (Paltrow) were the only good thing about Shakespeare in Love, it still would have been worth seeing; that she is the crown jewel in a glittering tiara of a film studded with writing and acting gems testifies to the deep pleasures to be found in this remarkable movie. show more

  • 88
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    Its brazen mixture of the comic and dramatic, the high and low and the emotional and intellectual is positively Shakespearean. show more

  • 88
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The whole ensemble has a hoot with this material, and their joy is contagious. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Not a great film, but it's an excuse to have an evening of pure enjoyment with a little culture painlessly mixed in. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    This romantic farce has a talented cast and energy to spare, but somehow the ingredients don't burn as brightly as one would expect from such promising ingredients. show more

  • February 26, 2011 BeautyMD
    Report This User

    I love this movie which this is one of my favorite movie. I feel Romantic those era.

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