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Highly Suspect Reviews: All is True

All is True Movie Review


To no one’s surprise, Kenneth Branagh directs and plays the central role of a post-playwriting William Shakespeare. Here, he returns home to his long-ignored home and family in Stratford to mourn for his dead son Hamnet (not a spelling error). His fame brings him both enmity and admiration from the locals. However, the real problems are within his own family and their resentment for his long absence. Ben and Chris are more or less along for the ride as our two theater-types, Beau and Marco, have a lot of very pertinent thoughts on this bittersweet look at the Bard’s twilight years.


Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Lydia Wilson, Jimmy Yull

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