Hamlet (2000)

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Modern-day New York City adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder.


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11 March 2001 | yeadur
It didn't work for me
New York, 2000, and Polonius telling his daughter Ophelia that Hamlet is

too princely for her, while Laertes goes on about her 'chaste treasure'?

Far better to have set it in the real Denmark, say 20 years or more ago.

Still, Maclachnan, Venora & Shepard acquit themselves well and Julia

Stiles is an extraordinarily moving Ophelia (and I've seen dozens). The

final duel is a mess and a muddle, but the presage of Ophelia's suicide

in the swimming pool is masterly. I've no idea how Hamlet, Rosencrantz &

Guildernstern got to England - did they use the QEII? - nor how Hamlet

escaped thence, though of course it would be dead easy these day. The

Baz Luhrmann 'Romeo & Juliet' worked for me, but not, alas, this: but as

a Shakespeare completist I had t

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,253 14 May 2000

Gross USA:

$1,577,287

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,046,433

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