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'Chimes at Midnight': EW review

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Chimes at Midnight

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
116 minutes
release date:
01/15/16
Limited Release Date:
01/15/16
Wide Release Date:
03/17/67
performer:
Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford
director:
Orson Welles
genre:
Comedy, Drama, History

We gave it an A

Thanks to an astonishingly crisp restoration, Orson Welles’ 1965 Shakespearean masterpiece can now be appreciated by anyone who thought his best days behind the camera ended with Touch of Evil. Welles gives a mammoth performance (in every sense of the word) as the Bard’s tragic fool Falstaff, while John Gielgud anchors Welles’ expressionistic visuals and disorienting Dutch camera angles with classical austerity. It’s a feast for the ears, eyes, and soul. A