Need to remind the general public of the enduring importance of western society’s foundational poet and playwright? Quick, flash the Kenneth Branagh signal! And be sure to signal some of the best living English actors, too. The result is All Is True, a recent biopic of William Shakespeare both directed by and starring Branagh himself. Judi Dench and Ian McKellen co-star in this story of an aging Shakespeare’s return to his hometown after his beloved theater burns to the ground in a catastrophic accident. With this most recent addition to the Shakespeare movie canon we have a character study raising metaphysical questions about old age and artistic pain as much as it is a ravishing costume drama.
Rated PG-13 | 141 minutes
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