Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Annlee Ellingson
    Jan 16, 2014
    A focused, if at times melodramatic, take on the play's beating heart.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Jan 10, 2014
    A modestly inventive but curiously bloodless version of the Bard’s timeless tragedy.
  3. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Jan 9, 2014
    While Mr. Ramsay accomplishes some kind of a trick in streamlining the play, his trimming of corners feels more like a taking away of the center.
  4. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Jan 7, 2014
    Peter Wingfield delivers an engagingly oily Claudius, and Lara Gilchrist's Ophelia is radiant. But Ramsay's Hamlet's madness never really overcomes the character's traditional emo temperament.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jan 13, 2014
    Ultimately, there’s little to distinguish the proceedings other than their brevity. By the time the piece reaches its familiar death-strewn conclusion, with guns taking the place of swords, it has come to seem like little more than an ill-conceived exercise.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Jan 9, 2014
    This Canadian Hamlet, completed years ago, is as airless as a tomb.
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  1. Jan 10, 2014
    Hamlet at 1 hour, 27 minutes is not Hamlet. If you want to do something like Hamlet, but its 87 minutes and set in the 1940's, write your own story, guy. Full Review »