Richard III | Reviews

"Among this year's small handful of motion picture treasures!" — Gene Shalit, Today Show

"mesmerizing . . . it will rivet you and shock you" — Jeffrey Lyons, Sneak Previews

"From the opening titles, which explode in a blast of artillery, to the closing image of Richard laughing on his way to a fiery hell, this is not just Shakespeare played on film. It is all movie—fully as cinematic as its clear antecedents in the killer-comedy genre, Kind Hearts and Coronets and Dr. Strangelove." — Richard Corliss, Time Magazine

"Perhaps the best cinematic adaptation of a Shakespeare play ever made" — Jean Oppenheimer, Box Office

"directed wonderfully well by Richard Loncraine. The acting is rich and suitably expansive" — Desson Howe, The Washington Post

"Some of the unexpected visual touches are brilliant, others simply entertaining. But the picture never stops coming at you." — Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

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