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A Midsummer Night's Dream

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Michael Hoffman

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About the Movie

A stellar cast, headed by Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer, bring Shakespeare's romantic comedy to life. When two pairs of star-crossed lovers, a feuding pair of supernatural sprites, and a love potion gone awry all come together in an enchanted moonlit forest, the result is a delightful mix of merriment and magic. Also starring Calista Flockhart, Stanley Tucci, Rupert Everett and Christian Bale.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 78
  • Fresh: 52
  • Rotten: 26
  • Average Rating: 6.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: This Midsummer Night's Dream shows how high the bar has been raised by Shakespeare in Love. The allure and cleverness of that film, not to mention its far more Shakespearean spirit, make it a hard act for a hodgepodge to follow. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Intermittently enjoyable! – Emanuel Levy, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Sparkling with moonbeams and wit! – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A playful, sexy piece of work -- just what the Bard might have conjured up for a movie adaptation of his beloved spring-fever comedy. – Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle, Apr 7, 2004

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Customer Reviews

A movie of....DREAMY proportions

A reasonably faithful adaptation of Shakespeare's original play with a 19th century twist added for good fun. The movie itself is rather low budget in terms of costumes and special effects, but the acting is lovely and the scripting is exactly as our dear William wrote it. Please take the time to purchase this wonderful work of art!

I was reading the book

In my class we were reading this book and comparing this movie to the book. I had to see it! and i love it! this movie is very well done and very close to the play/book!! I recemend it! 100%!

Wonderful Movie!!

I had just seen this movie on VHS at a friend's house and was so thrilled to find this available on iTunes! Each actor involved gave a wonderful performance and it was especially enjoyable to see actors that I never would have dreamed in such roles, (Christian Bale as Demetrius and Kevin Kline as Bottom) play their roles to such a T. A must-have for any lover of Shakespeare!

A Midsummer Night's Dream
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1999

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