• You either have to be a Shakespeare fan, or very familiar with the original play (or both) to appreciate this movie at all. Unfortunately, I am neither.

    I found the dialog very hard to follow and understand. The black & white presentation seemed like a gimmick that didn't do anything positive for me (other than make it more boring). And comedy? - I didn't even chuckle after watching for 20 minutes. My wife and I gave it that much time, and finally couldn't take it anymore. So you could discount my review since I could not stand to watch the whole thing. But unless you love Shakespeare, be forewarned! This movie is boring, difficult to understand, black and white, and not funny.