One of the world's greatest dramas is turned on its head through a bold and new perspective in OPHELIA. Set in medieval Denmark and spoken in a modern tongue with a poetic twist, it recalibrates the classic Shakespearean tragedy of 'Hamlet' so that its unspoken, complex heroine may share her own story. As a rebellious and motherless child, Ophelia (Daisy Ridley) is taken into Elsinore Castle by Queen Gerturde (Naomi Watts) as one of her most trusted ladies-in-waiting. Soon enough, Ophelia captures the affections of the young Prince Hamlet. A passionate romance kindles between the two in secret as the kingdom is on the brink of war amidst its own political intrigue and betrayal. When Hamlet's father is murdered and the prince's wits begin to unravel into an insatiable quest for vengeance, Ophelia sharply navigates the rules of power in Denmark all while struggling to choose between her true love and her own life.

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Ratings and Reviews

14+ COMMON SENSE

Hamlet gets a feminist update, but violence stays the same.

59% TOMATOMETER

Average
5.9/10
Reviews
114
Fresh
67
Rotten
47

Cast & Crew

Daisy Ridley
as Ophelia
Naomi Watts
as Queen Gertrude/Mechtild
Clive Owen
as Claudius
George MacKay
as Hamlet
Tom Felton
as Laertes
Devon Terrell
as Horatio

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