'Anonymous' -- 2 1/2 stars

<b>PG-13; 2:10 running time</b><Br><br>
"Anonymous" is ridiculous, and like Oliver Stone's "JFK" it sells its political conspiracy theories by weight and by volume. But dull, it's not. Plus, Vanessa Redgrave is so good as Queen Elizabeth I that even committed Stratfordians -- those who believe William Shakespeare's plays and sonnets were written by William Shakespeare -- will concede that director Roland Emmerich's rabid anti-Stratfordian diversion carries a touch of poetry along with its spittle-flecked prose. -- Michael Phillips<br><br>Read the full <a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-1025-anonymous-20111027,0,3729842.column>"Anonymous" review</a>

PG-13; 2:10 running time

"Anonymous" is ridiculous, and like Oliver Stone's "JFK" it sells its political conspiracy theories by weight and by volume. But dull, it's not. Plus, Vanessa Redgrave is so good as Queen Elizabeth I that even committed Stratfordians -- those who believe William Shakespeare's plays and sonnets were written by William Shakespeare -- will concede that director Roland Emmerich's rabid anti-Stratfordian diversion carries a touch of poetry along with its spittle-flecked prose. -- Michael Phillips

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