What's disappointing about Anonymous is that it isn't dumb enough. Rather than plunging merrily ahead with its fanciful counternarrative, the movie keeps stopping to actually, seriously make its case -- to posit and explain and persuade.
Was not expecting to like. **with spoiler ideas** I like Shakespeare enough to have been re-reading some of the plays. I am not sure if the idea of a nobleman author is as plausible as presented, but the movie did show the way nobles felt about getting their hands dirty with business, and (gasp) writing. The movie gave a good picture of the intrigue and backstabbing of families that fought for power, and is much more believable than modern creations with that theme (such as Game of Thrones). This really brought the stage alive too, showing the mobs of nobles and commoners who visited the playhouses.
Great acting. Poor plot twists... Really wanted to like this movie, but it makes a very poor case for fraud. Take a look at Akala-Shakespeare TEDxTalk on youtube for more. Being the caretaker of knowledge is really in the eye of the beholder.
Can't get enough of the scandal I guess many would call this movie boring but just the fact of the Virgin Queen legend taking on a whole new aspect then the one told to us .Shakespeare being a beard is also too wonderful .
Wasn't expecting to like. I watched this with a friend and loved it. I should point out that I am not really a fan of Shakespeare's works, but this movie isn't so much about the pieces as much as it is about deception of who wrote them. Loved it. Highly recommend.