gliele volevo dare ieri sera, le mie due ore, ma al mio cinema l'avevano già declassato all'ultimo spettacolo nella saletta sfigata, e non era il caso...
Never bought much into theories surrounding Shakespeare’s authorship, but Emmerich and Orloff frame it in an agile fashion, so as to engage, intrigue with its scenario. A glossy production - one that suffices - the main strand weaves itself into a larger narrative containing the usual tropes: politics, machinations in the Royal houses. The balance between this and the trumpeted literary conspiracy isn’t always there, but things lasts well enough to entertain anyway, while its lucid stretches satisfy the inner history and Bard boffin respectively.
Interesting historical fiction/reimagining of the legacy/authorship of the plays of William Shakespeare. Technically a triumph with a true artistry by the craftsmen involved on display. Dramatically however a mixed bag. Rhys Ifans rises to the challenge with a career best performance but the rest of the cast seems to flounder especially a miscast Spall. Emmerich's best work since 'Moon 44'.
Emmerich's first venture into historical drama. Although he must learn more because of the bad editing and his mediocre way of telling the stories with many characters, the second half of the film gets better and more interesting. So this is still worth watching and luckily not a complete disaster
One of my most favorite movies ever now. Best History lesson ever. Using plays as political and cultural sabotage? Who knew. Can't understand the hate people are throwing on it. Cannot understand it at all. Excellent story for modern times as is usual with timeless stories.
Want to watch a period drama without all those pesky historical facts getting in the way? Anonymous is for you! SPOILER: Not only do we learn that Shakespeare isn't who he says he is, but Queen Elizabeth has illegitimate children and commits incest! Viewers might enjoy if they've flunked European History or are blind drunk at the time.
Roland Emmerich should stick to what he's good at: having people run away from something whether it's aliens, the British, global warming, the mayan calender, Godzilla, or the incredibly sexy Dolph Lundgren. Some talented English bloke wrote some great plays, get the fuck over it. I gave it thirty minutes and was about to gnaw into my wrist webbing to produce the red, a total shitcock.
Despite an interesting premise and sharp period details, Anonymous is surprisingly boring; the narrative is sloppy, tepid, and burdened with a long list of characters that I stopped caring about halfway through the film. Emmerich didn't go for a disaster film this time, but the results are disastrous all the same.
With such an audacious and tricky subject, and by the fact that it is directed by the director of two of the most awful films I've seen (10,000 BC, Godzilla), Anonymous turns out to be a fascinating film, visually gorgeous, and even if this theory has its fans and detractors, the film still remains worth watching, for Rhys Ifans performance and feast-for-the-eye direction.
Surprised to see this film was directed by R. Emmerich, famous for many stupid movies. Maybe due to the mise-en-scéne and acting, it's an interesting story to watch. Worth viewing by Shakespeare's fans.
start slowly but find a good rhythm at the second part. very good performances by Vanessa Redgrave and Rhys Ifans. it's a interesting plot in a forgettable film
Dopo un decennio di catastrofici, Emmerich prova a cambiare marcia puntando a una rispettabilità da Oscar. Stavolta critici e incassi gli han detto no, ma "Anonymous" lo conferma un signor regista: grandiosità, attori ben usati e lo spettacolo sinceramente camp di chi si prende sul serio. Sarebbe bastata una pesante tassa sulla narrazione anticronologica per farne un gran film, ma anche così merita le vostre due ore
Uneven, overtold, overproduced and self-indulgent - british periode drama has rarely been done with less subtlety. But the biggest problem is Roland Emmerich's shameful attempt at trying to make it all intellectual, leaving me with a bad taste in my mouth all together.