Hamlet Poster

Release Date: 2000

DVD Release Date: April 17th, 2001

R|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
This is a modern retelling of the classic tale of a young fimmaker in New York City (Ethan Hawke) struggling with the weight of a production company called Denmark Corp. following the death of his father, including dealing with those who would deprive him of his "crown."

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Sam Shepard, Diane Venora, Bill Murray, Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Karl Geary

Director: Michael Almereyda

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Double A Films

Keywords: Tense, Office, 2000s, Son, Love interest, Murder, New York City, Revenge, Dark, Mother, Deception

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The acting is smart and gritty, Almereyda's visual style has a raw immediacy found in few films with Shakespearean pedigrees, and an eclectic music score adds atmosphere and surprise every step of the way. show more

  • Almereyda never plays up the gimmickry at the expense of the performances, and as a result, his movie largely succeeds, despite an overabundance of pretentious pokes at our consumer culture and the risky casting of Ethan Hawke in the lead role.

  • Almereyda's smart, streamlined adaptation is full of such neat little ironies.

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