MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,269 this week

Hamlet (2011)

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 6 users   Metascore: 33/100
Reviews: write review | 3 critic | 6 from Metacritic.com

Treachery, sex and revenge take center stage for Prince Hamlet and his eventual descent into madness.

Director:

Writers:

(adaptation), (based on the play by)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 419 titles
created 04 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1730 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
 
a list of 100 titles
created 04 Dec 2012
 
a list of 2511 titles
created 30 Aug 2013
 
a list of 406 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hamlet" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hamlet (2011)

Hamlet (2011) on IMDb 5.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hamlet.

User Polls

1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 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
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Dan Gallagher
Stars: Mirai Booth-Ong, James Curcione, Dan Gallagher
Otello (2012)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

In Verdi's masterful adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, a great warrior discovers the one weapon against which he has no defense-his own jealousy. South African tenor Johan Botha, "... See full summary »

Director: Frank Zamacona
Stars: Johan Botha, Zvetelina Vassileva, Marco Vratogna
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Video 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Daniel Coll
Stars: Marek Oravec, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Hal Fowler
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An in-depth look and analysis at Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews with Harold and his friends and family as they put on a production of "Hamlet" for their local high school.

Director: Mark Headley
Stars: Randy McDonald, Antonella Cassia, Mark DeBoer
The Falling (1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A young business-woman in a long term relationship with a businessman finds herself torn when she meets a new man, a record executive, in a bar. The same basic story is told through the ... See full summary »

Director: Raul Inglis
Stars: Christopher Shyer, Nicole Oliver, Rob Lee
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Much Ado About Nothing contrasts the happiness of lovers Claudio and Hero, and the cynicism of sparring partners Beatrice and Benedick, who are united in their scorn for love.

Director: Jeremy Herrin
Stars: Eve Best, Joe Caffrey, Philip Cumbus
Hamlet (TV Movie 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The RSC puts a modern-spin on Shakespeare's Hamlet, in this filmed for television version of their stage production. The Prince of Denmark seeks vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer.

Director: Gregory Doran
Stars: David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, Penny Downie
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

LOVE: As You Like It takes viewers on a wild ride through San Francisco's artistic and culturally diverse Mission District as a group of dynamic characters struggle with what it means to love, and to be loved.

Director: Marika Sonja Cotter
Stars: Angela Gulner, Sullivan Jones, Lenne Klingaman
Twelfth Night (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Catherine Taormina
Stars: Jonathan Addeo, Nick Addeo, Ron Brawer
Director: Eric Small
Stars: Riley Smith, John Schneider, Peter Wingfield
10,000 Days (TV Series 2010)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

10,000 days ago, Comet 23 struck the Pacific Ocean with the magnitude of all the nuclear weapons in the world. The Best Family was among the lucky few who survived the heat blast and fire ... See full summary »

Stars: Kasey Campbell, Lydia Look, Kenneth Meseroll
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Gertrude
...
Butler
...
...
...
Martin Sims ...
Brent Stait ...
...
Michael Tiernan ...
Policeman
Edit

Storyline

Treachery, sex and revenge take center stage for Prince Hamlet and his eventual descent into madness.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Working with a very limited budget, Ramsay shot the entire film in only three days, using four Canon 7D cameras. Long, medium and close up shots were often all filmed at the same time in an effort to get as much coverage as possible, as the production was only afforded one or two takes for any given scene. The film went on to receive eight Leo Award nominations, and premiered in competition at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

On his own adaptation, Ramsay is quoted: "Like any other director my hope was to bring something new to the piece. By shortening the entire play into a single evening, I wished to clearly mark out that such a succession of traumatic events (for Hamlet, loosing his father, his mother's love, his girlfriend's companionship, coming upon his father's ghost and learning of his uncle's misdeed) - put all this together, and one can easily see why anyone might be driven to the brink of madness. In our most modern medical terms, one could argue that Hamlet was suffering from PTSD.

Furthermore, my intention with the film, was to not only make the character of Hamlet accessible to everyone, but the entire play as well. Though I am a great fan of the classic interpretations of the story, most notably Kenneth Branagh's 1996 adaptation and Tony Richardson's 1969 version starring Nicol Williamson, I felt the need to make a film that could speak to those who had not had the opportunity to study Shakespeare, or had not enjoyed studying Shakespeare in school (which there are a great many) , and most importantly, to the younger generation who are not studying classical literature in the same manner as many of us did growing up.

Kids learn in different ways now, so it's important to engage them in a different manner. Traditionally a teacher would guide their class through a selected Shakespeare play, before taking the class to see a production of that selected play. And I'm sure this approach still works for some teachers with their classes.

However, the problem lies that many kids these days have very short attention spans (as I did growing up with my own learning disabilities), so by trimming the dated language and simplifying the story, the younger audience member can be drawn in emotionally, which I think is the best way in wetting a student's interest in Shakespeare. Now emotionally engaged, hopefully the student will be interested into learning more about the piece, and then discussing their reaction to my particular adaptation.

The most rewarding aspect of meeting with audience members after a screening is having them tell me that for the first time they understand what the play was about, and also what Hamlet was going through. One audience member even told me that he's usually nervous watching a Shakespeare production because he's sure to loose his way because of the dated language. Audiences like to know what's happening at all times. I wanted to give them that experience." New York City, 2014.

And further Ramsay is quoted: "I know they'll be a fair amount of seasoned Shakespeare fans who will be upset by all the parts of the play that I cut out. I'm more than willing to take their critique. Some of the more interesting stage productions of Hamlet that I have seen, pushed the boundaries of how this story was usually told. Putting Hamlet into scenes he normally would not appear, making his relationship with Ophelia openly sexual, giving some of Hamlet's most famous lines for other characters to speak, was all a part of an effort to view the play through a newfound lens. New York City, 2014. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss Hamlet (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?