MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,832 this week

Measure for Measure (2006)

 -  Drama  -  1 September 2006 (UK)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 53 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Contempoary re-working of the Shakespeare's problem play set in the british army.

Director:

Writers:

(adaptation), (adaptation), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 08 Apr 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 20 Apr 2012
 
a list of 108 titles
created 14 Nov 2012
 
a list of 83 titles
created 18 Dec 2012
 
a list of 50 titles
created 12 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Measure for Measure (2006)

Measure for Measure (2006) on IMDb 5.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Measure for Measure.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Jack Says (2008)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

The film opens with Jack tied to a chair in a warehouse, guarded by heavies. He seems to have evoked the wrath of the Guv'nor, who lectures him about 'losing respect'. A girl called Natalie... See full summary »

Director: Bob Phillips
Stars: Simon Phillips, Rita Ramnani, Aurélie Amblard
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

All's Well That Ends Well centers on the tale of Helena's quest to marry the man she loves, the rather unimpressed Bertram.

Director: John Dove
Stars: Michael Bertenshaw, Sam Cox, Sam Crane
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
Stagger (2009)
Action | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Set in the Suffolk rave culture as the film follows two gangs one from the London J1 crew as they battle with each other for the control of a new Bio-Drug, Stagger.

Director: Paul T.T. Easter
Stars: Paul T.T. Easter, Earl Ling, Holly Mckeon
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A feature length thriller/horror set in post-apocalyptic London starring Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Simon Phillips, Ronan Vibert, Sebastian Street, Daisy Head, Rita Ramnani and John Mawson. ... See full summary »

Director: Imran Naqvi
Stars: Tamer Hassan, Simon Phillips, Daisy Head
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Marc Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor - Octavius.

Director: Charlton Heston
Stars: Charlton Heston, Hildegard Neil, Eric Porter
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
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A boy dreams the play. Authority in Athens is shaky: Hermia rejects her father's choice, the Duke backs her father, and the Duchess sides with Hermia. Dad's choice, Demetrius, pursues ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Noble
Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Alex Jennings, Desmond Barrit
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. Love's Labour's Lost tells the story of four best friends who swear off love.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Alessandro Nivola, Alicia Silverstone, Natascha McElhone
The Reverend (2011)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A Reverend begins his first day at his new parish only to be bitten by a vampire. His faith is soon tested when his thirst for blood and an encounter with a prostitute gives him a thirst for justice.

Director: Neil Jones
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Tamer Hassan, Doug Bradley
Richard III (2008)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

"Now is the winter of our discontent..." With these timeless words, Duke Richard - lounging on his sun deck - sets his murderous plans in motion. His goal: to eliminate the hated rival ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Anderson
Stars: David Carradine, Sally Kirkland, Maria Conchita Alonso
All's Well That Ends Well (TV Movie 1981)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Helena loves Bertram, but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France, who is ill, and Helena has a remedy that might cure ... See full summary »

Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Stars: Celia Johnson, Ian Charleson, Michael Hordern
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Angelo
...
Duke
Kristopher Milnes ...
Provost
...
Escalus
Simon Brandon ...
Claudio (as Simon Nuckley)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Marianna (as Emma Ager)
Robert Anderson ...
Froth
Roberto Argenti ...
Priest
Oliver Dawsson ...
Soldier 4
Leah Grayson ...
Pompey
Harry Hayes ...
Soldier 3
Danny Idollor ...
Soldier 1
Luke Leeves ...
Lucio
Rossa McPhillips ...
Soldier 2
...
MP Police Officer
Edit

Storyline

Contempoary re-working of the Shakespeare's problem play set in the british army.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Prepare to be judged

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 September 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

William Shakespeare's Meaure for Measure  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

£42,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Measure for Measure (1943) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brave effort but .....
2 September 2011 | by (Huntingdon, England) – See all my reviews

The problem with heavy cutting of a Shakespeare play, and this is cut by about 60%, is that you take away much of what makes it a fully rounded Shakespeare play. In this case, the text and the cast is cut to the bone so that all is left is the main plot; the subplots, which comment upon the theme, have been completely removed.

One interesting element is the revealing of the Duke as deeply hypocritical, and hypocrisy is a key theme of the play. This is achieved particularly well at the end, and Isabelle gives him an appropriate response in the always ambiguous ending.

The film is a brave effort as an experimental production with what was clearly a miniscule budget but it has a number of significant problems which cause it ultimately to fail: 1. Its brevity - the cutting is simply too savage. 2. The budget meant that the production values are low. The sound, at least on the DVD, is terrible. There is substantial echo in the corridors inside which makes speeches sometimes barely audible; wind noise in the microphones when outside; poor balance causes music to be overwhelming. 3. The makeup is simply awful. Claudio's bloody face looks like it was done with a child's paint box and Marianne has purple arms in the final scene. 5. The lighting is rudimentary and the photography patchy, although there are some good scenes.

Finally, the transcription of the setting to the British Army is an intriguing but ultimately unsuccessful idea. The function of the Viennese court is so fundamental to the setting of the play that it doesn't translate to an army camp very well.

For students of Shakespeare and modern adaptations, this is a useful film to watch - and it is only 72 minutes of your time - but for a proper and enjoyable production, take a look at the BBC's 1979 TV adaptation.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Measure for Measure (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?