An excellent film, only fault was the toning down of shylock but was to be expected anyways. Was only the 2nd film i've been to thats received a standing ovation at the end (Braveheart being the other). I'm no film critic but the acting was marvelous all round, especially Pacino and Kris marshall - whos come a long way from my family. Lynn Collins was absolutley beautiful save for her court dr. scenes which were hammed up a bit but i suspect that was shakespeares intention. a nice we break from the usual hollywood dross, still havent forgiven the tradgedy that was matrix revolutions or T3.