All is True

All is True

The year is 1613, Shakespeare (Kenneth Branagh) is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.

Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife (Judi Dench) and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.

Running Time
101 minutes
Release to DVD: T.B.A.

The Critics Comment

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Film Threat/Alan NG
All is True does justice to the Bard, and devout fans of Shakespeare are sure to find a place for it, if not on the shelf alongside his classics, but in a small place in their hearts.

Screen Daily/Jonathan Romney
A tender, intelligent imagining of the playwright in retirement.

Washington Post/Ann Hornaday
An intriguing speculative drama.

Slant/Wes Greene
Itís an unfussy, intimate chamber drama thatís fearless in confronting the attitudes of its exalted subject.

New York Times/Jeannette Catsoulis
While All Is True might not brim with excitement, itís beautifully acted, richly photographed (by Zac Nicholson) and blessedly free of histrionics. Between them, Branagh and Elton have concocted a respectful story of loss, regret and wistful genius

Rolling Stone/ Peter Travers
Shakespeare the literary rock star to find the flawed, touchingly human man inside.

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