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All Is True (12A)


Biographical drama in which William Shakespeare retires from his writing career to spend time with his family.

The critical consensus

Judi Dench and Ian McKellen offer solid support in a story of Shakespeare’s home life that tiptoes between fact and fiction.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 21/12/2018

McKellen presents a man whose vanity welcomes being immortalised in verse, but with no intention of reciprocating the actual love; it's a rich, potent, nay Shakespearean performance that highlights what the rest of the film sorely lacks.

**(*)(*)(*)Demetrios Matheou, The List, 04/02/2019

A quiet and meditative portrait of the artist as a retiree, this lacks incident or high stakes but has an elegiac feeling of regret and reckoning that fits its subject’s twilight years.

***(*)(*)Helen O'Hara, Empire Online, 08/02/2019

It’s a patiently but compellingly told story and Branagh gives a typically generous performance.

***(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 07/02/2019

Kenneth Branagh and Ben Elton might have played fast and loose with the truth, but they have created something bold and contemporary.

****(*)Alexandra Pollard, The Independent, 07/02/2019

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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