Do we really need another Hamlet
movie? Why not, if it means an opportunity to see a talented group of actors, many known only through their television work, do some serious acting. Campbell Scott does double duty as co-director and star in this slightly abridged version of the play (it's nowhere near as complete as Kenneth Branagh's exhaustive four-hour 1996 treatment, but neither is it as ridiculously overblown), and acquits himself admirably on both fronts. Once again, something's rotten in the kingdom of Denmark. The country is bracing itself for another war with Norway, and the restless ghost of the dead king (Byron Jennings) is demanding revenge for his ...