Chimes at Midnight
Comedy • 1966 • 1 hr 55 min
Opaque and confusing yet warm and rich. Wells makes the film with his debauched Falstaff. The final battle remains intense and exceptional.
Makes Shakespeare compelling, heartwarming, epic, funny and heartbreaking. Ahead of its time in every way.
Orson Welles delivers one of the best Shakespeare films ever with a winning combination of comedy, action and pathos.
Very Shakespearean language can be hard to understand. Great writing and acting. Formidable presence of Mr. Welles.
Orson Welles is a giant on and behind the screen. A tremendous central performance delivers the power and wit of the text.
Really great Shakespeare with all its elements. The dialogue is tough but the overall story is fantastic. A mix of comedy and drama
An absolute masterpiece. Orson Welles’ best. A kinetic meditation on the passage of time and the human condition.
Out of Welles’ Shakespeare adaptations, this is his best.
Nothing of note outside of Orsen’s performance
Out of all the Shakespeare this is by far the most fun and a but easier to understand. Love the fat Orson in this.
CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT Trailer 
Keith Baxter on CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT
Janus Films - Chimes at Midnight - Trailer
CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT re-release trailer ( 2016) - Orson Welles
Keith Baxter on Chimes at Midnight | BFI