All Is True

critic Reviews

, 72% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • 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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    Soren AndersenSeattle Times
    The movie's impressive appearance notwithstanding, Shakespeare's domestic problems do not a classic make.
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    Marjorie BaumgartenAustin Chronicle
    Apart from fleeting pleasures, All Is True is mostly a goodie bag stuffed for Shakespeare completists.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    But mostly what "All is True" does is give viewers is a fresh look at Shakespeare, behind the guise, flaws and all. And if ever there was a man for that job, it's Branagh.
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    "All is True" is expertly acted and handsomely filmed but suffers from an excess of sentimentality, a rash of revelations, and a surfeit of subtext, with characters blurting out the hidden motives for their behavior instead of simply behaving them.
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    Chris HewittMinneapolis Star Tribune
    A fake schnoz significantly alters Branagh's appearance as the Bard of Avon, but his career-long interest in Shakespeare shines through.
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    Kip MooneyCollege Movie Review
    A sumptuous film about grappling with joy and sorrow.
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    Robin HolabirdKUNR (Reno, NV)
    Dench joins Branagh and McKellen in solidifying the genius of their movie's lead character.
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    David WalshWorld Socialist Web Site
    Even leaving aside the "playful" and empty postmodernist ambiguities ... Branagh's All Is True falls down in its approach to Shakespeare's life and to historical development.
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    Andrew GaudionTHN
    It is a diverting, fitfully thought-provoking look at Shakespeare at a point in his life that many of us may not be aware of, powered by a sense of poignancy and exceptional performances across the board.
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