This triumphant BAFTA and Academy Award winning production of Shakespeare's "Henry V" is a classic story of conflict, courage, honour and heroism. Kenneth Branagh is electrifying as Henry V, a king whose inspired leadership and full-blooded courage rouses his bewildered and bedraggled men to arms against a French army five times greater than their own. Henry V is an epic explosion of bloody battles and powerful performances from the cream of British acting talent, including Brian Blessed, Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Derek Jacobi, Paul Scofield and Emma Thompson.
Absolutely outstanding. The most gifted Shakespearian actors shine through the medium of celluloid. Branagh in particular is intensely moving during the soliloquies. A slightly anticlimactic musical piece at the end did not prevent the piece being totally uplifting.