Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation | Release Date: May 14, 1999 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
61
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 24 Critics
Positive:
13
Mixed:
11
Negative:
0
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Most of the original play's magical speeches are preserved here, and however far this film may seem to stray from the original text, the delights remain. [14 May 1999, Friday, p.A]
63
The major flaw, the clash of acting styles, is at least fascinating to observe. [14 May 1999, Life, p.8E]
50
This is a chance to see Shakespeare with mud wrestling, something the Bard surely would have put in if only he'd thought of it himself… Though the actors have no major problems handling the language, the whole venture is listless when it should be sparkling. Shakespeare, even with mud wrestling, needn't be quite so much of a slog. [14 May 1999, Calendar, p.F-6]