Up 23,697 this week

As You Like It (1992)

G  |   |  Romance  |  9 October 1992 (UK)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 61 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Hiding out in an industrial wasteland from the murderous wrath of a regional ruler, a woman, disguised as a boy, gives wooing lessons to the edgy lad who proclaims he loves her.



0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

TV Spotlight: The Top 10 Episodes of "The Walking Dead"

We've curated a list of the top 10 episodes of "The Walking Dead" according to the IMDb user ratings.

Read More

Related News

Roger Hammond obituary
| The Guardian - Film News
Roger Hammond obituary
| The Guardian - TV News
Jonathan Cecil obituary
| The Guardian - Film News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 25 titles
created 19 May 2012
a list of 109 titles
created 14 Nov 2012
a list of 72 titles
created 25 Nov 2013
a list of 70 titles
created 01 May 2014
a list of 587 titles
created 3 months ago

Related Items

Search for "As You Like It" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: As You Like It (1992)

As You Like It (1992) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of As You Like It.

User Polls



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A duke usurps his brother's land and power, banishing him and his retinue into the forest of Arden. The banished duke's daughter, Rosalind, remains with her cousin Celia. She has fallen in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Czinner
Stars: Elisabeth Bergner, Laurence Olivier, Sophie Stewart
As You Like It (TV Movie 1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.

Director: Basil Coleman
Stars: Helen Mirren, Brian Stirner, Richard Pasco
Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Rosalind, the daughter of Duke Senior (the banished duke), is raised at the court of Duke Frederick (who is younger brother to Duke Senior and took over his dukedom), with her cousin Celia ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Takuya Shimada, Brian Blessed, Richard Clifford
Romance | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An update of the classic Shakespeare story, director Kenneth Branagh shot this movie like a classic 30s musical. The film tells the story of four best friends who swear off love.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Alessandro Nivola, Alicia Silverstone, Natascha McElhone
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.

Director: Trevor Nunn
Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E. Grant, Imogen Stubbs
Richard III (1955)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

Director: Laurence Olivier
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Brutish, fortune-hunting scoundrel Petruchio tames his wealthy shrewish wife, Katharina.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Carlyle Stewart
Stars: Graham Greene, Tom Bower, Branton Box
As You Like It (TV Movie 1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  
Directors: Michael Elliott, Ronald Eyre
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Allen, Max Adrian
As You Like It (TV Movie 1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Herb Roland
Stars: Graham Abbey, Mervyn Blake, Graeme Campbell
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A kindly old headmaster is forcefully usurped by his ambitious deputy, who promptly suspends the old headmaster's daughter, Rosalind, the most popular girl in the school. Orlando, the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Walkington
Stars: Charis-Elizabeth Deighton, Rebecca Adkins, Adrian Baker


Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Meredith ...
John Tams ...
Amiens / Background
Bernard Padden ...
Emma Croft ...
Griff Rhys Jones ...
Mr. Le Beau / Corin
Don Henderson ...


The younger of two sibling executives has usurped the power of his elder brother. Fearing retribution from this action, he plans to strike before being stricken, causing many around him to flee lest they soon meet untimely ends, hiding out in the industrial wastelands and abandoned waterfront territories. Orlando is one such displaced runaway, an angst-ridden youth due to an elder brother, Oliver, who has the family fortune and plots harm against him. Before fleeing, Orlando meets and falls for the usurping executive's niece, Rosalind. Soon after, Rosiland must go into hiding as well, but disguised as a boy named Ganymede for protection. In the wastes Orlando and "Ganymede" meet up, but in that Orlando doesn't recognize her, Rosalind/Ganymede maneuvers him into taking lessons from her/him by which to purge him of (test) his romantic folly. Among the newly homeless people, these are not the only two entering the trials of love and wooing. Written by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




G | See all certifications »




Release Date:

9 October 1992 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Comme il vous plaira  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


The final cinema film of Cyril Cusack. See more »


Rosalind: I pray you, do not fall in love with me, for I am falser than vows made in wine. Besides, I like you not!
See more »


Version of As You Like It (1946) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Misguided but occasionally good
15 November 2000 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a rather frustrating film, with occasional patches of brilliance lost in a generally dull and inept staging. It's an attempt at making a modern-dress film of Shakespeare's play. The Court of France becomes a flashy office block in London, and the Forest of Arden becomes the banks of the dirty river Thames. The pastoral shepherds become homeless people. Purists may shriek, but this is actually rather clever, since Shakespeare's Arden is not meant to be a jolly happy place; it's meant to be a place where the attempt to live a simple life is complicated by the fact that the winter winds are freezing cold, and that poor people can be just as miserable as kings.

There are some good performances, especially Andrew Tiernan, who doubles Oliver and Orlando, and Edward Fox, who plays Jaques as a drily witty public-school toff, slumming it with the homeless. Occasionally the new setting works really well, such as when Orlando is slouching in the foyer of the 'court', and when the girls are seen trailing across an industrial wasteland, carrying their belongings in Harrods shopping bags. And I liked seeing Audrey as the owner of a caravan-cafe, and her tomato ketchup sandwiches are funny.

But there are some awful moments too. Griff Rhys Jones' Touchstone must be the least amusing performance in the history of film. The wrestling match happens, but is not shown on camera (we only see the audience's response), presumably because they couldn't think of a modern equivalent but didn't want to cut the scene. Worst of all is the dire folk music soundtrack, which belongs in a 'traditional' film of the play rather than a modern interpretation. For most of its duration, the film is slow, awkward and ultimately foolish.

I would like to be supportive of this film. It certainly should be viewed by anyone interested in the play. Although its faults outweigh its merits, there are moments that will illuminate your understanding of the play, and it's good that there are filmmakers who want to present Shakespeare in a controversial way. Christine Edzard is the precursor to Julie Taymor's 'Titus', and Baz Luhrmann's 'Romeo and Juliet'. And for that we should be grateful.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss As You Like It (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: