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Henry V Review

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  • 5.0

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    Universal acclaim
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  • 75

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    Chicago Tribune Dave Kehr

    There is a great deal of value in Branagh's version, not least in his own lead performance as a soft, indefinite Henry who defines himself over the course of the play. [15 Dec 1989]

  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Julie Salamon

    As director, Mr. Branagh and his cameraman have chosen to shoot his film tight and drab, a style that allows the actors to speak the poetry without affect. Nothing's prettified. [09 Nov 1989]

  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today

    Henry V emerges a first-class epic film, so entertaining that it needs no apologies for being based on a 400-year-old play. [10 Nov 1989]

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    What works best in the film is the over-all vision. Branagh is able to see himself as a king, and so we can see him as one.

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