For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Ratings & Reviews

  1. guillermo's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    Extraordinary Falstaff. Brillant Welles.

  2. Superfrog's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    I don't love the photography even with the obvious effort going into it. Shakespeare gets on my proverbial tits as usual. Not a great experience for me.

  3. leahahaha's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    I could almost feel the atmosphere of 1400 England. Through the editing, photography and everyone's wonderful performance, I know this is a great film but can only grasp a few dialog. It's such a pity that there's no English subtitle in this film.

  4. The Accidental Film Club (Paul)'s rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    Brilliant! An irreverent but heart breaking, 1960's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in gorgeous Kurosawa-esque black and white. Best thing I've seen on MUBI so far!

  5. dreamseed's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    Thank you MUBI! There's nothing comparable to Welles' way of sculpting cinema around acting and character development! He truly shares with Shakespeare a scientific interest in human character. Not concepts superimposed on people, but just people with their quirks and motivations as they react and evolve. All with an incomparable aesthetic distance too, no method acting gimmickry, sheer artistry!

  6. Francisco Ortega's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    Increible película, que huele indudablemente a Welles, pero que se antoja mucho más sincera que sus obras anteriores, muchos menos pedante si se quiere.

  7. DrFirestone's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    Impressive adaptation, which is a mix of Shakespeare's iconic plays. The visual side is stunning - beautiful cinematography, fantastic camerawork, lighting, INCREDIBLE set design and costumes. What disappoints is the sound design in the sense of dubbing, but what's even worse - a really poor quality coupled with Welles' groans, and the Early Modern English used by Shakespeare makes it almost unintelligible for most.

  8. fearraigh's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    Rightly considered by Welles as his own favourite, this is also the greatest of all Shakespeare films. It explodes the narrative beyond the theatre's restrictive form and adds new life to Falstaff. Far too rarely has the Bard been adapted by someone with as keen a sense for his poetry as for cinema itself.

  9. dionysus67's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    A towering performance from a plethoric Welles, whose overwhelming presence provides anchoring for other characters. Chimes of Midnight maybe Welles's retrsospectively most celebrated Shakespeare adaptation. Its powerful visuals supplement the primitivist connotations of a Macbeth, with a physicaly imposing Falstaff. Featuring a stellar cast it uses Welles' belly as an Ubuesque point of fixity upon which puns abound.

  10. Franz's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    ohne untertitel - gern auf english - hat der nicht-native speaker keine chance den gesprochenen text zu verstehen. no way. schade.

  11. Trinankur Banerjee's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    Orson Welles- the man who blurred the border between cinema and autobiography, history and biography. Chimes at Midnight, probably the greatest adaptation (or reorientation?) of Shakespeare on screen, features everything that Welles had mastered over three decades, but perhaps it supersedes everything with probably the finest close-ups Welles has ever used in any Shakespeare adaptation (yes, including Macbeth).

  12. Jarek Tokarski's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    Amazing, Welles shows what directing means (these camera angles!). Incredible mud battle. Also very funny.

  13. nica's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    Not a review but a request for MUBI to also provide English subtitles for English language films, please? Not all your subscribers from all over the world would perfectly understand all accents and variants of English.

  14. Ramon Colom's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    Shakespeare y Welles en estado puro. Un esfuerzo en la producción española de Emiliano Piedra. Excelente la labor de montaje de los tres editores del film.

  15. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

  16. Philippe Lajède's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

  17. Peter Walsh's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    A solid performance from Welles, as nimble an adaptation as could be hoped from such a generous play.

  18. VincentVendetta's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    I barely understood anything thanks to the shitty sound of my TV, and yet it still managed to captivate every second. Much like the Bard himself, Welles hasn't aged at all, in fact his films remain incredibly modern to this day. The great icon cannot be contained by dry cinematic philosophies; his foundations were pure frenzy and energy.

  19. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

  20. Federico Boswarlos's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    Le film c'est un de les meilleurs adaptations pour le cinema de Shakespeare, malgre le pauvre qualite de le son :( Welles c'est le parfait Falstaff!

  21. Marvin's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    Wow. Easily one of Orson's best films.

  22. FISCHER's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    Une des adaptations les plus réussies et les plus subtiles d'Orson Welles, qui compose son œuvre en empruntant les textes de quatre pièces de William Shakespeare, trois tragédies et une comédie dans lesquelles, de près ou de loin, apparaît le personnage de Falstaff et dont il a fait la figure emblématique de son interprétation, imposante et magistrale, avec un talent qui crève l'écran... www.cinefiches.com

  23. LifeofFiction's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    Welles tackles a couple of Shakespeare's greatest histories, and the result is one master doing another complete justice. The movie perfectly captures the tension between responsibility and farce, which is the central theme of the plays.

  24. Ethan's rating of the film Chimes at Midnight

    This is a true masterpiece from Orson Welles who did more with Shakespeare then anyone else and he is absolutely brilliant as Falstaff. As a matter of fact everyone is brilliant in this film. Truly an underrated classic.

← Previous 1 3