All Is True

All Is True


Kenneth Branagh directs and stars as William Shakespeare in this biopic that recounts the final years of the Bard's life. Written by Ben Elton, and co-starring Judi Dench and Ian McKellen.... More

In 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his beloved Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, he returns to Stratford a troubled past and a neglected family awaits him. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend family relationships and is forced to examine his failings as husband and father. His search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.Hide

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  • Iit's the absence of grandstanding, of Stoppardian showing off, that makes this film different, as a lovely meditation on what parts of a man's legacy truly matter. Full Review

  • The result is a revisionist fiasco, too dense with Shakespeare allusions for casual moviegoers, and too fast and loose with the facts for those who know a thing or two about the man. Full Review

  • Watching Branagh and McKellen in gently dueling versions of Sonnet 29 provides that pleasure; the rest of "All Is True," unfortunately, strains to honour its beloved subject. Full Review