William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare's most popular play has been transposed to the golden sunlight and green terraces of northern Italy near the end of the nineteenth century.
Michael Hoffman
Kevin KlineMichelle PfeifferEric Lloyd
English [CC]
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Stanley TucciAnna Friel
20th Century Fox
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4.6 out of 5 stars

2085 global ratings

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  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
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Darrell FichtlReviewed in the United States on January 25, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you don't have this movie in your library you should.
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This movie is just fun from start to finish. Kevin Klein it's wonderful in the Jackass part and Michelle Pfeiffer is just gorgeous.
15 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on July 30, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is one of the best productions I have ever seen
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I've recently learned, due to a class I took, that Shakespeare can't be understood well flatt (by reading the script from a play). You need to see it produced. This is one of the best productions I have ever seen; the magic of this play came to life from beginning to end. And you'll want to see how the bicycle fits in, too.
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Dedicated readerReviewed in the United States on March 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Exquisite Film
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The beauty of this film stays inn the mind. Though not a fan of all the actors (Callista Flockheart should not do Shakespease), I do love Stanley Tucci. The film treatment of all the fairies was superb in my opinion. A real treat.
. . . Later. OOps. Well, yes, I do know how to spell Shakespeare. Fairly competent reviewer; lousy typist. Sorry. Also, nothing personal against Ms. Flockheart except hysterical acting.
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Alyssa WattReviewed in the United States on December 30, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent adaptation!
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I’ve always loved this adaption. Michelle Pfierer and Rupert Everett are magnificent as Titania and Oberon. Stanley Tucci and Kevin Cline do not disappoint in their roles either. Just about all the players are spot on, with the exception of Calista Flockhart, the unfortunate Helena. While Flockhart does execute emotional strife and pain well, she speeches are not as believable or organic as Anna Friel or Dominic West. But, she’s on par with Christian Bale.
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P. B.Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Production and Excellent cast
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It's Shakespeare and in the original English, so some prep work might be necessary for a younger audience. There are some allusions to sexuality, but not so explicit to be an issue for little ones IMHO. A character freely smokes and there are some issues, I suppose, with "drugging" characters to alter their ability to consent, but again not excessive IMHO since it is in the context of mythical creatures. I've never really been a Flockhart fan, but she is tolerable in this due to the excellent cast around her.
PaulaSReviewed in the United States on March 26, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
This movie is GORGEOUS
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I love the scenery, the costumes, the actors, everything. Michelle Pfeiffer is beautiful as Queen Titania. The role calls for a great beauty who is NOT an ingénue yet possesses the ethereal quality of a fairy. Who else but Ms. Pfeiffer could do that. And Kevin Kline makes Bottom funny, bombastic yet sad and sympathetic. The character can too easily become a caricature but not for Mr. Kline. I could go on singing the praises of this movie for many paragraphs but will end by simply saying this is one of the most perfect adaptations of Shakespeare on film that I know.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 16, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very helpful adaptation for following some of the plot and ...
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Very helpful adaptation for following some of the plot and differentiating the characters in the play. ALWAYS read Shakespeare though, never substitute a movie for the original work!
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JamesReviewed in the United States on May 30, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful comedy
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A great cast performing one of Shakespeare's comedies is always very enjoyable. A feuding king and queen, a very loyal -- but somewhat inept - servant, two young couples in love, and a group of actors rehearsing a play they hope will be chosen as entertainment for a duke's wedding all converging in the same part of the forest at the same time. What could go right?
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