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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1991) Movie Information

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Tom Stoppard


Gary Oldman
Tim Roth
Richard Dreyfuss
Iain Glen
Joanna Miles
Joanna Roth





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Two minor characters from Hamlet are given the run of the show - but can't deviate from their scripted lives even as they ponder fate and destiny. -- Chris Kavan

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Yojimbo 11/16/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Very witty and intelligent deconstruction of Shakespeare with Roth and Oldman making a superb double act. Everything Shakespeare In Love could've been, but isn't.

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Jenny 11/21/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I fell in love with Hamlet when I first read it then again when Kenneth Branagh played him. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead tells the same story from the views of the often mistaken duo. Oldman and Roth are perfectly paired and add a sense of humor to the film. It gives me all the more reason to love Hamlet and all that is related to it.

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cleverestgirl 03/18/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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This is a delightful movie with a witty script, played to perfection by both Gary Oldman and Tim Roth. Any fan of Shakespeare, or any fan of Hamlet, or hell, just any fan of plain old fashioned great theatricality will enjoy this movie. It has a slow thoughtful pace, but don't let that put you off, the performances are just too good to miss.

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