Hamlet (2000), directed by Michael Almereyda and starring Ethan Hawke (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for Hamlet, directed by Michael Almereyda and starring Ethan Hawke; No. 92 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

New York movies: Hamlet (2000)

New York movies: Hamlet (2000)


Michael Almereyda transposes William Shakespeare’s seminal tragedy to the world of high finance as Ethan Hawke’s brooding prince goes up against his slick CEO stepfather. The modern-day setting—moving from grungy streets to antiseptic boardrooms and even that cylindrical mousetrap the Guggenheim—adds thematic heft to the greatest of all plays.—Keith Uhlich

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