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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1991) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

1666

Avg. Rating:

2.94/4

# of Ratings:

42

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

02/08/1991

DVD Release:

01/12/2016

Director:

Tom Stoppard

Actors:

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

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

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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3/4 

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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4/4 

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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4/4 

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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07/28/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Shakesperian Absurdity

William Shakespeare’s writings have always been a great source of inspiration for many artists. From poems to stage plays to movie adaptations, the world has seen many worthy (and some unworthy) works influenced by the legend of the Bard. One of those came in the form of Tom Stoppard’s 1966 play “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”, which took two minor characters of Hamlet and proceeded to tell the story from their point of view. The play was adapted into a Golden Lion winning film in 1990, directed by Stoppard himself and starring Tim Roth and Gary Oldman as the titular characters. The result is a tragicomedy of absurdist depth that tackles one of the greatest literary works in world history.

As the title suggests (beyond its obvious spoiler), the film focuses on Rosencrantz and G...

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