Time Out says
Mirren gamely appears in unkind close-ups without a scrap of vanity or make-up, at times autocratic and imperious, and elsewhere consumed with vengeance. The gender switch reeks of gimmickry, but Mirren performs compellingly and with conviction, as does Felicity Jones as 15-year-old Miranda; when mother looks at daughter, it’s as if she ruefully watches herself, before a lifetime of tribulation. Russell Brand – clearly believing Shakespeare has got nothing on his own oiky shtick – camps it up royally as jester Trinculo (‘On my troff, I said nuffink’), last seen with flaming CGI-ed hounds of hell in pursuit.
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