• 2011
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Roland Emmerich
  • Written by: John Orloff
  • Cast: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Xavier Samuel, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, Edward Hogg, Jamie Campbell Bower
  • UK release: 28 October 2011
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Director Emmerich dives enthusiastically into a treacly 17th century conspiracy thriller intent on unmasking the true author of Shakespeare's plays. The facts may be suspect but Emmerich combines craftsmanship and a strong cast to create a ripping historical romp.

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12 Oct 20113 stars

Surprisingly adept Shakespeare-themed historical romp from blockbuster director Roland Emmerich

(12A) 129min Director Roland Emmerich is long established as the king of the apocalyptic blockbuster with a career defined by gung-ho event movies Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow. It is quite a surprise to witness him diving enthusiastically…

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