Ophelia

Ophelia

(2019)

Daisy Ridley is the title character in this retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet, told from Ophelia's perspective. Co-stars Naomi Watts as Gertrude.... More

"Something is rotten in medieval-era Denmark, where political intrigue swirls around the imperial court like dark magic. Amid it all, the queen’s brightest lady-in-waiting, Ophelia, finds herself drawn to Hamlet, the charismatic and elusive crown prince. As their secretive love affair takes flight, betrayal strikes the court, threatening to derail their union and devastate the royal family for good. Caught between her desires and her loyalty, Ophelia has to decide where her devotion will ultimately lie." (Sundance Film Festival)Hide

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  • Ophelia comes off like awful Hamlet fanfiction. Full Review

  • This vigorous, colourful and clever melodrama smartly rethinks both the play and the character, making her a far more proactive figure than Shakespeare did in addition to entirely re-imagining her fate. Full Review

  • This may be all well-and-good for a teenage fantasy, but devotees of Shakespeare's Ophelia should hope for a more distinguished retelling someday. Full Review

  • This film looks absolutely gorgeous, but apart from its production design it is basically a disaster. Full Review

  • Unfortunately, Ophilia fails to satisfy either curiosity, nether fleshing out the title character's backstory nor providing [Daisy] Ridley with a worthy vehicle for her talents. Full Review

  • That sound you hear is cordial applause, and the riffling of an audience paging through their high-school-English-class paperbacks to double-check the facts. Full Review

  • This is the ultimate female take-back-the-narrative movie, and frankly a lot of it is silly and sophomoric. But it's also juicy and fun... Full Review