Movie Review: Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

much_ado_about_nothing_poster__v1__by_bluemoonpriestess-d6a208pDespite being a wizard of witty wordplay, Director Joss Whedon belabors The Bard in his black and white limited release Much Ado About Nothing (B-). It’s artfully shot and decently acted by an ensemble of Joss’ journeyman actors, and the film is often frothy and fun. It’s a neat conceit that it’s filmed in and around Whedon’s own home, but alas it doesn’t match or improve on the 1993 version in any notable way. I was hoping the Buffy creator would bring on more blithe and bonny.

I've reviewed films for more than 20 years. Current movie reviews of new theatrical releases and direct-to-video or streaming films are added weekly to the Silver Screen Capture movie news site. Many capsule critiques originally appeared in expanded form in my syndicated Lights Camera Reaction column.

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Posted in 2013

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