All Is True

Release Date: December 21st, 2018

PG-13 |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationship with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as a husband and father.

Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Lydia Wilson, Hadley Fraser, Jack Colgrave Hirst, John Dagleish, Sean Foley, Ian McKellen

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: TKBC

Keywords: Family, Husband, Daughter, Wife, Quest, Transformation, Amusing, Moving, Tense, House, Creative, England, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Jonathan RomneyScreen International

    A tender, intelligent imagining of the playwright in retirement. show more

  • 60
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    A labor of love, to be sure, but a simple, small-scaled domestic drama with none of the broad appeal of the hugely popular "Shakespeare in Love" of 1998, this thoroughly respectable Sony Classics pickup will command the interest mostly of older-skewing art house habituees. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Its inventions and speculations aren’t very interesting. Nowhere do they hint at the man who gave us the plays. show more

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