In Franco Zeffirelli's dynamic, passionate new version of Shakespeare's immortal play, box-office sensation and Academy Award-winner Mel Gibson (BRAVEHEART, LETHAL WEAPON films) stars as the Prince of Denmark, whose determination to avenge the murder of his father and remarriage of his mother leads to an intricate tapestry of intrigue, introspection, deception and death. Oscar nominees Glenn Close (FATAL ATTRACTION) and Helena Bonham-Carter (HOWARDS END) co-star. Critic Roger Ebert calls Gibson's role, "a strong, intelligent performance, filled with life, and it makes this into a surprisingly robust "Hamlet''.
Won: Best Foreign Film, 1990 David di Donatello Awards
Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 1992 BAFTA Awards
[Mel Gibson] is by far the best part of Mr. Zeffirelli's sometimes slick but always lucid and beautifully cinematic version of the play. -- Caryn James, THE NEW YORK TIMES