Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons in a
superb rendering of Shakespeare's classic.
Radford's fresh, lucid and unpretentious screen revival is raised above
the commonplace by a brilliant performance from Al Pacino as Shylock...Pacino
gives an object lesson on speaking the verse, matching and often
outclassing our native Brits. ... It is refreshing and rare for a movie
to show ideas being contested, assumptions questioned and liberal
sensibilities twisted to breaking point."
Reviewed by Peter Bradshaw, Guardian