Twelfth Night

Title: Twelfth Night
Year: 1996
Length: 134 minutes
Director: Trevor Nunn
Writer: Trevor Nunn, based on the play by William Shakespeare
Starring: Imogen Stubbs, Ben Kingsley, Helena Bonham Carter, Nigel Hawthorne, Mel Smith, Imelda Staunton, Toby Stephens, Richard E. Grant
Music: Shaun Davey
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Synopsis: a woman disguised as a boy is part of an unrequited-love-triangle

My reaction
Concept:1/4 (Bad)
Story:1/4 (Bad)
Characters:3/4 (Good)
Dialog:3/4 (Good)
Pacing:1/4 (Bad)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:3/4 (Good)
Acting:3/4 (Good) Some is bad, and none is exceptional, but it’s good on average.
Music:1/4 (Bad)
Subjective Rating: 4/10 (Eh, 2/4 (Indifferent)) Poorly directed, and the play isn’t that great to start with. Ben Kingsley makes a valiant attempt to do something interesting, but Shakespeare didn’t really leave room for him to succeed. Otherwise, it’s all very bland and automatic.
Objective Rating (Average):2/4 (Indifferent)


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