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King Lear (2018)

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An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.

Director:

Richard Eyre

Writers:

Richard Eyre (adapted by), William Shakespeare (based on a play by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Broadbent ... Earl of Gloucester
Jim Carter ... Earl of Kent
Tobias Menzies ... Duke of Cornwall
Emily Watson ... Regan
John Macmillan ... Edmund
Florence Pugh ... Cordelia
Emma Thompson ... Goneril
Anthony Calf ... Duke of Albany
Anthony Hopkins ... Lear
Simon Manyonda ... Duke of Burgundy
Chukwudi Iwuji ... King of France
Karl Johnson ... Fool
Samuel Valentine ... Lear's Gentleman
Andrew Scott ... Edgar
Christopher Eccleston ... Oswald
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An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Król Lear See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Anthony Hopkins has said that, according to an old saying, "by the time you are old enough to play Lear, you're too old to play Lear." See more »

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1 question: How many of these reviewers are hired by amazon?
1 October 2018 | by atmadarkwolfSee all my reviews

I got about 45min into this... just cuz it was Shakespeare and Hopkins (two things I enjoy) and the acting.. from him, was.. solid? for the character anyways. But the setting felt wrong the whole time (Unlike the romeo and Juliet movies of 'recent pasts' that 'worked' in modern settings) and most (if not all) of the other characters were... lukewarm (at best) performances (like the actors were bored and wanted to get back to their 'real' jobs)

Then Coming here, trying to understand why the score was so high(and seeing it dropped a solid point between the point I checked the rating before watching and roughly an hour afterwards) I realized all those '10's' (And 9s/8s, i mean u gotta be 'believable' right?) were plugs. Unfortunately I'm seeing amazon do this a LOT more on their own stuff, and I just have to say Amazon, keep this garbage up, and people will NOT trust ANY of your reviews.

Get to the point the 'reaction' will be 'oh, this is amazon prime show/series/movie? ok, ignore it, that rating isn't real'


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