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268 Ratings


Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
United Kingdom, United States, 1990


Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.

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Hamlet Directed by Franco Zeffirelli

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1991 | 2 nominations including: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

National Board of Review

1990 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1992 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1991 | Winner: Best Male Dubbing

1992 | Nominee: Best Production Design

What are people saying?

  • Hazel Cills's rating of the film Hamlet

    Mel Gibson as Hamlet is one of the worst performances I have ever seen in my life. Those who destroy Shakespeare are the worst thespians of all. But, Gibson's acting makes for a pretty fucking hilarious film.

  • VENIMOS LOS JODIMOS Y NOS FUIMOS's rating of the film Hamlet

    El tragico personaje de Shakespeare segùn Mel Gibson/Martin Riggs, bajo la optica mamila de Franco Zeffirelli. A pesar de ciertos hallazgos visuales y sobre todo del buen desempeño del reparto femenino (Helena Bonham Carter materialmente brilla como Ofelia), el asunto se siente tan poco serio, que no extrañaria el ver a Zeffirelli rodando por estos dias una versiòn de El Rey Lear protagonizada por Steven Seagal.

  • rorydean's rating of the film Hamlet

    Mel Gibson is quite remarkable as Hamlet. I think it is much more rewarding to take each performance of a Shakespeare play individually rather than make odd comparisons that generally have more to do with whether you like the actor in question than the performance. There have been many, many actors in this role and each one brings something unique and prosperous. Well, mostly.

  • Joe Morton's rating of the film Hamlet

    Mel, who is known for acting crazy, tries to be "Shakespearean." All the other actors act crazy! Why can't he act crazy? ...seeing he IS playing a crazy character!! But after trying, and failing to make it through Branaugh's Hamlet, I have to admit this adaptation is really good! But Mel should have just been his usual crazy self. IMHO Great camera work, locations, acting, lighting... just not what was expected

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