Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love

Winner of seven 1999 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actress for Gwyneth Paltrow. Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love - and his play finds a new life. But as their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy.

Winner of 7 Academy Awards 1999, including Best Picture, Lead Actress (Paltrow), Supporting Actress (Dench) and Original Screenplay.
1998Rating: M124 minsUSA
ComedyDramaHistorical

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Shakespeare in Love / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Exquisitely acted, tightly directed and impressively assembled, this lively period piece is the kind of arty gem with potentially broad appeal that Miramax certainly knows how to sell.

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Time Out

Time Out

It's Tom Stoppard's witty, intelligent script which proves so satisfying.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Let the kids toy with their Rugrats and hold their Sandler high. Shakespeare in Love is a movie to please the rest of us.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Gwyneth Paltrow, in her first great, fully realised starring performance, makes a heroine so breathtaking that she seems utterly plausible as the playwright's guiding light.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

I was carried along by the wit, the energy and a surprising sweetness.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A happy conceit smoothly executed, this is one of those entertaining confections that's so pleasing to the eye and ear you'd have to be a genuine Scrooge to struggle against it.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A rom-com with added smarts for the literature scholars, which doesn't alienate everyone else.

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