Wonderful acting... Anthony Hopkins at his best. I didn't think I would like it but it just "grasps" you into the characters.. I became so involved with the characters and the story... I highly recommend watching this!
King Lear (2018) 720p YIFY Movie
King Lear (2018)
King Lear is a TV movie starring Jim Broadbent, Jim Carter, and Tobias Menzies. An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.
IMDB: 6.56 Likes
- Genre: Drama |
- Quality: 720p
- Size: 984.12M
- Resolution: 1280*800 / 23.976 fpsfps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 115
- IMDB Rating: 6.5/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 33 / 242
The Synopsis for King Lear (2018) 720p
An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.
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Must watchReviewed bymtmax-18174Vote: 8/10
I got about 45min into this... just cuz it was Shakespeare and Hopkins (two things I enjoy) and the acting.. from him, was.. solid? for the character anyways. But the setting felt wrong the whole time (Unlike the romeo and Juliet movies of 'recent pasts' that 'worked' in modern settings) and most (if not all) of the other characters were... lukewarm (at best) performances (like the actors were bored and wanted to get back to their 'real' jobs)
Then Coming here, trying to understand why the score was so high(and seeing it dropped a solid point between the point I checked the rating before watching and roughly an hour afterwards) I realized all those '10's' (And 9s/8s, i mean u gotta be 'believable' right?) were plugs. Unfortunately I'm seeing amazon do this a LOT more on their own stuff, and I just have to say Amazon, keep this garbage up, and people will NOT trust ANY of your reviews.
Get to the point the 'reaction' will be 'oh, this is amazon prime show/series/movie? ok, ignore it, that rating isn't real'
Lear, an elderly king, has decided to divide his kingdom between his three daughters but first he asks each how much they love him to decide who should get the largest share. The elder two, Goneril and Regan, profess their love in false, obsequious tones but Cordelia, the youngest and most beloved, says she has no words to say how much she loves him... and is immediately disowned. The Earl of Kent speaks up for her but he too is banished. Tensions soon rise as various parties try to position themselves for power and the king's grip on reality slips further; tragedy is inevitable.
One wouldn't really say this BBC production was enjoyably... 'King Lear' is one of Shakespeare's more tragic plays; it is however a gripping production. Anthony Hopkins does a fine job as Lear, really capturing the anger and confusion of the character as he slips into senility. Emma Thompson, Emily Watson and Florence Pugh impress as Goneril, Regan and Cordelia although we see far more of the former two and they get more to work with. The rest of the cast is solid and includes plenty of familiar faces. There are some disturbing moments... the sight of a character having his eyes gouged out certainly had me wincing. Director Richard Eyre did a fine job capturing the bleakness of the story; the colour draining from the picture as the story progresses to such an extent that the final scenes was almost black and white. Overall I'd certainly recommend this to fans of Shakespeare on film.