All Is True

critic Reviews

71% Fresh Tomatometer Score71%
  • Impressively cast and beautifully filmed, All Is True takes an elegiac look at Shakespeare's final days.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's almost like Shakespeare wrote this movie.
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    John TonesEspinof
    Kenneth Branagh transforms into Shakespeare and delivers one of the best films of his career. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Asia FreyLagniappe (Mobile, AL)
    While the themes might be hammered home too much at times, they are still compelling and interesting, and hammered home by some incredible actors, decked out in gorgeous costumes and more wigs than an episode of RuPaul's Drag Race.
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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    All Is True ultimately has more in common with The Real Housewives of Atlanta than with The Merry Wives of Windsor.
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    Jeff BeckThe Blu Spot
    Sir Kenneth Branagh's All is True is a splendid little treat for Shakespeare fans, especially for those who've always wanted to know a little more about the man himself.
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    Cate MarquisWe Are Movie Geeks
    Ben Elton's well-researched and cleverly built script offers plenty of delights for fans of the Bard, further enhanced with Branagh's fine direction and its wonderful cast.
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    Charles KoplinskiIllinois Times
    An intriguing take on Shakespeare's final days.
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    Soren AndersenSeattle Times
    The movie's impressive appearance notwithstanding, Shakespeare's domestic problems do not a classic make.
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    Rachel Wagnerrachelsreviews.net
    Honestly there were times when it seemed a half step away from a Monty Python or Blackadder sketch
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    Rob ThomasCapital Times (Madison, WI)
    "Macbeth" and "King Lear" didn't exactly stick to the historical record either, and Ben Elton's speculative screenplay finds poignancy and wit in this unauthorized and unexpected portrait of Shakespeare.
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