Having sent his loving daughter Cordelia (Anna Calder-Marshall) into exile, King Lear (Laurence Olivier) finds himself stripped of his status, his belongings and his pride by his other daughters in this British TV adaptation of one of William Shakespeare's best-known dramas. Playing the role of a lifetime, Olivier turns in an Emmy-winning performance as the Bard's tragic hero. Diana Rigg, John Hurt and Leo McKern provide superb support.
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- Michael Elliott
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; characer descriptions; shakespear and actor bios.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it