Hamlet Review

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David Tennant brings his successful stage role to screen.


David Tennant’s lauded turn on the Hamlet-go-round, first seen in the West End, makes an elegant switch to the screen. The production is stagey, but cleverly so, and the simple presentation lets the performances define its quality.

Tennant has a wired take on Hamlet, and the whole cast do exactly what should be done with Shakespeare: they speak the words as dialogue, not poetry. This is Hamlet not as revision piece, but as funny, bonkers familial drama. Like The Sopranos with swords.