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King Lear

1h 55m
Drama, TV Movie
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An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.
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King Lear

1h 55m
Drama, TV Movie
An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.
King Lear (2018) on IMDb

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Jim Broadbent
Earl of Gloucester
Jim Carter
Earl of Kent
Tobias Menzies
Duke of Cornwall
Anthony Calf
Duke of Albany
Simon Manyonda
Duke of Burgundy
Chukwudi Iwuji
King of France
Samuel Valentine
Lear's Gentleman
Arinz Kene
Kaye Brown
2nd Maid
Raphael Desprez
French Officer
Sam Redford
Young Captain
Liam McKenna
Sergeant Major
Paul Tinto
Eric Kofi Abrefa
Officer (Dover Castle)
Directed By: Richard Eyre

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Earthsconflict says...
5 years ago
This is a great watch as long as you enjoy William Shakespeare,the could not have made such a fantastic choice in Sir Anthony Hopkins to play King Lear.....
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OneTouchGuy says...
3 years ago
I've seen King Lear as a play first, before watching this. I feel like this modern adaptation didn't work. Although it was a good effort, it didn't entirely capture as it would be as a play. Adapting the delivery on-screen rather than on-stage felt awkward and I felt that the characters couldn't entirely encapsulate the emotional range on-screen. The "modern" elements didn't work well and the fight scene between Edgar and Edmund was not great at all. It may have been better if this was set in the past, rather than trying to incorporate modern elements as it loses the authenticity and brings up huge plot holes.
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7/10  2 years ago
A strong adaptation marred by a poor central performance

The thing about seeing a performance of a part in a play or literary adaptation (or really any acting role) that one comes to regard as "definitive", is that such a performance will have a detrimental effect on one's ability to objectively ju More
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Stephen Campbell
4 years ago
**_A strong adaptation marred by a poor central performance_**

> _The Lear of Shakespeare cannot be acted. The contemptible machinery by which they mimic the storm which he goes out in, is not more inadequate to represent the horrors of the real elements, than any actor can be to represent Lear: More
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