Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy. Olivier is at his most inspired—both as director and as the melancholy Dane himself—as he breathes new life into the words of one of the world’s greatest dramatists.

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3.9 out of 5
21 Ratings
21 Ratings

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Critics Consensus: A well-executed labor of love from star and director Laurence Olivier, Hamlet not only proved that Shakespeare could be successfully adapted to the big screen, it paved the way for further cinematic interpretations.

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Studio
The Criterion Collection
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1948 Two Cities Film Ltd.

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Primary
English (United Kingdom) (Stereo)
Additional
English (United States)

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