Hamlet – Filtered

Theatrical Release: January 18, 1991
DVD Release: February 24, 2004
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Synopsis

Zefferelli does yet another Shakespeare, with less success than he had with Taming of the Shrew or Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet returns to Denmark when his father, the King, dies. His mother Gertrude has already married Hamlet’s uncle Claudius, the new King. They urge Hamlet to marry his beloved Ophelia. But soon the ghost of Hamlet’s father appears and tells Hamlet that he was murdered by Claudius and Gertrude. Hamlet must choose between passive acquiescence and the need for a vengeance which might lead to tragedy.

Dove Review

I really liked this film, I normally don’t care for the older movies but this one was great, It was fun to see Mel Gibson acting in his younger years (sixteen years. ago). It had a great story-line and was very captivating. The only reason it gets the 12+ rating is because of the jousting match which involved some blood and the poisoning of Hamlet’s mother.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Jousting, man stabbed, man stabbed and poisoned, bloody arm.
Sex: Kissing
Language: None
Violence: Jousting, man stabbed, man stabbed and poisoned, bloody arm.
Drugs: Consumpiton of wine.
Nudity: None
Other: Spirit of Hamlet's father.

Info

Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: William Shakespeare (play) Christopher De Vore
Producer: Dyson Lovell
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 130 min.
Starring: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield, Ian Holm
Reviewer: Debbie Satala