Elaborate if stagy version of Shakespeare's chronicle of ambitious 15th century British king and his court intrigues.
Once again, as in Henry V and Hamlet, England's foremost player displays his near-matchless acting and directing skills in bringing Shakespeare to life on film. His royal crookback usurper is beautifully malevolent, a completely intriguing, smiling villain. This film fascinates from first to last. (161 mins.)
My Rating: ***1/2