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Summary Shakespeare in Love is a romantic comedy for the 1990s set in the 1590s. It imaginatively unfolds the witty, sexy and timeless tale behind the creation of the greatest love story ever told. (Miramax Films)

Shakespeare in Love

Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 33 Critic Reviews
must-see
87
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 179 User Ratings
6.9
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Summary Shakespeare in Love is a romantic comedy for the 1990s set in the 1590s. It imaginatively unfolds the witty, sexy and timeless tale behind the creation of the greatest love story ever told. (Miramax Films)

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 33 Critic Reviews
87
91% Positive
30 Reviews
9% Mixed
3 Reviews
0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 33 Critic Reviews
87
91% Positive
30 Reviews
9% Mixed
3 Reviews
0% Negative
0 Reviews

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 179 User Ratings
6.9
68% Positive
122 Ratings
22% Mixed
40 Ratings
9% Negative
17 Ratings

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Generally Favorable Based on 179 User Ratings
6.9
68% Positive
122 Ratings
22% Mixed
40 Ratings
9% Negative
17 Ratings

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Production Company Universal Pictures, Miramax, The Bedford Falls Company
Release Date Dec 11, 1998
Duration 2 h 3 m
Rating R
Tagline ...A Comedy About the Greatest Love Story Almost Never Told...
Academy Awards, USA
• 7 Wins & 13 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
• 3 Wins & 6 Nominations
BAFTA Awards
• 4 Wins & 15 Nominations