6.1/10
211
15 user 7 critic

Hamlet (2000)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 10 December 2000
The classic Shakespeare tragedy is revisioned in America at the turn of the 20th Century. Campbell Scott (Singles, The Spanish Prisoner) adapted, co-directed and stars in the title role ... See full summary »

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Off the Map (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An eleven-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries, and comes to terms with love and loss.

Director: Campbell Scott
Stars: Valentina de Angelis, Joan Allen, Sam Elliott
Final (2001)
Sci-Fi | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Bill wakes up from a coma in a hospital ward, raving about tissue regeneration experiments, final injections, organ transplants and having been cryogenically frozen. Battling flashbacks of ... See full summary »

Director: Campbell Scott
Stars: Denis Leary, Hope Davis, J.C. MacKenzie
Hamlet (2000)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Modern-day New York City adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder.

Director: Michael Almereyda
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Venora
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
Drama

The story of two American women whose lives cross in a fictional Central American country on the verge of revolution.

Director: Campbell Scott
Stars: Michelle Fairley, Campbell Scott, Hart Bochner
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A mockumentary of pitching and filming television game show "Company Retreat," which places white collar workers on teams opposite their company's blue collar workers. The zany characters ... See full summary »

Director: Campbell Scott
Stars: Hart Bochner, Matt Malloy, Joan Ackerman
The Fold II (2016)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Two sisters in contemporary NY work together to bring one of them back into the good graces of their powerful father, J. George Lowell. Lowell has made a career of preaching the art of ... See full summary »

Director: Campbell Scott
Stars: Daniel Davis, Kobi Libii, Kathleen McElfresh
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hamlet
... Gertrude
... Polonius
... Ophelia
... Claudius
... Guildenstern
... Horatio
... Rosencrantz
... Ghost of Hamlet's Father / First Player
... Gravedigger
... Osric
... Fortinbras
... Laertes
... Bernardo
David Debesse ... Francisco
Edit

Storyline

The classic Shakespeare tragedy is revisioned in America at the turn of the 20th Century. Campbell Scott (Singles, The Spanish Prisoner) adapted, co-directed and stars in the title role with Tony Award winner Blair Brown (Copenhagen) as his mother Gertrude. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I ekdikisi  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Hamlet (1914) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The best Hamlet on my shelf... & I've gotta lot of 'em!
1 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I collect Hamlets. My premise is it doesn't have to be an uncut "eternity" version to get a good score. This is the best Hamlet I have on my shelf. At 3 hrs (vs the uncut 4), it's just right - not much lost, & a whole lot better than the 2 hr versions.

Campbell Scott plays Hamlet as a man teetering on the brink of insanity. The amazing thing is that he does this in a generally quiet way. He doesn't depend on yelling or racing around to form the character.

Bar none, I have never seen a better Horatio than John Benjamin Hickey. Author Kurt Vonnegut referred to Horatio as a "sane & decent man," & that's exactly how Hickey plays him. He's loyal but softly outspoken, a wonderful contrast to Rosencrantz & Guildenstern. Watch him in the last few moments of his Prince's life as he gently rocks Hamlet in his arms.

This version avoided two of my pet peeves: Ophelia is not jail bait & Gertrude really was old enough to be Hamlet's mother. It makes me crazy when a 30 year old Hamlet has a 15 yr old Ophelia & a 35 yr old Mom! All in all, this one of the best composite casts I've seen. The approach is definitely different from versions that are more physical (Mel Gibson) or "faithful" to the Bard (Nicol Williamson), but when I first saw this I fell in love with everything except the annoying piano score. There are bits of action unique to this production that will make you catch your breath. I won't give you the details; don't want to ruin the surprises.

Enjoy!


21 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed