About the Movie
Olivier mustered out of the navy to film this adaptation of Shakespeare’s history. Embroiled in World War II, Britons took courage from this tale of a king who surmounts overwhelming odds and emerges victorious. This sumptuous Technicolor rendering features a thrilling re-creation of the battle of Agincourt, and Sir Laurence in his prime as director and actor.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 24
- Fresh: 24
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 8.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A stunningly brilliant and intriguing screen spectacle, rich in theatrical invention, in heroic imagery and also gracefully regardful of the conventions of the Elizabethan stage.
Fresh: The movies have produced one of their rare great works of art.
Fresh: The color, the sets, the expanse and the imaginative quality of the filming are unexcelled.
Fresh: Henry V was Olivier's first Shakespearean film, and he directed it with brilliant imagination and elegance.
Brilliant World War Two propaganda
Remarkably accesible version of a very great play.