“In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.”
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Writers: William Shakesspeare, Kenneth Branagh
Staring: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd
Streaming: HBO Max
Release Date: November 8, 1989
- I watched Henry V because it is well renowned and represented on “All-Time” movie and performances lists. It should be stated that movies are subjective and just because it is well respected doesn’t mean one has to like it…
- Kenneth Branagh both directed and led this movie, and it is quite an achievement. In particular, the acting aspect.
- Henry V is long. Very long. With lots of talking. A true stage adaption, it is something that is not for everyone.
- The best scene of the movie came with Henry V in incognito and commiserating with local, regular soldiers by the fire and realizing the human aspect of leading.
STANKO RATING: B- (3.0/5 Stars)