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Justin Kurzel


Michael Fassbender
Marion Cotillard
Elizabeth Debicki
David Thewlis
Paddy Considine
Sean Harris





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When a Scottish duke receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that he will one day become king, it drives his ambition to commit regicide and take the throne by force - but his glory is short-lived as as his house and kingdom fall to ruin. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 04/12/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Between this and Kenneth Branagh's "Hamlet"; Macbeth is the most visually stunning adaption of Shakespeare in recent years. It perfectly captures the dark and grim atmosphere of the story. With it's chilling score and mesmerizing performances from Fassbender & Cotillard. While amazing to look at, but the film overall isn't really my favorite adaption of Macbeth. Not because it was slow or they changed key points of the story, as it's pretty close to accurate. I think trying to recommend it to right kind of audience is kinda tough to find these days. But still, this seriously got snubbed at the Academy Awards for best cinematography.

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Nolane 04/07/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A brilliantly rendered, bloody and visually stunning cinematic adaption of Shakespeare's best play featuring stunning lead performances from Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

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Indyfreak 03/29/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Although it's well acted, this stylish and appropriately moody adaptation of the Scottish play still feels dull and ponderous.

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Snoogans 12/21/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Of the very few modern Shakespeare retellings I've seen, this is the most memorable. Shakespeare dialogue is hard to overcome for those who aren't keen to hearing it. This film rides that barrier by showing as much of the story as possible through striking visuals. I wasn't familiar with this particular narrative, but I felt like I got at least half of the details without the dialogue. I admired this different approach to the material. It offered something new, trying to become a more visceral experience while staying true to the original text. You could tell the director had a firm hold on his singular vision. It worked enough, for me.

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06/11/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A brave and respected Scottish nobleman is confronted by a trio of soothsayers who predict he will become king, leading to a crisis of conscience and murder. Justin Kurzel's lavish adaptation of the Scottish play has all the expected trappings of a modern cinematic adaptation of the Bard. The big name stars turn in respectable performances as the scene is set atmospherically to a brooding and bloody misty highland backdrop. Although the visuals are nicely realised with some attractive production design and effective cinematography, the dialogue is exchanged earnestly with little in the way of visual cues to aid those not familiar with the rather obtuse prose; something that Kenneth Branagh's Henry V achieved rather well. As a result the whole film feels rather one note and hard going. In ...

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03/07/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Shakespeare im Film zu modernisieren muss nicht glücken. Es finden sich allein in der jüngeren Filmgeschichte genauso viele gelungene wie missratene Beispiele. Zumindest stellt es ein Risiko dar, die alten Verse mit der eigenen Vision zu ergänzen. Der Australier Justin Kurzel frisiert das Original erzählerisch. Sein Macbeth ist noch viel gewalttätiger als die Vorlage. Die übernatürlichen Aspekte des Königs-Dramas werden stärker betont, so dass ich manchmal den Eindruck hatte, dieser Macbeth würde auf dem Mars spielen. Der Himmel ist düster, Schlamm und Tropfen von Blut überall. Alles im Film wirkt einerseits fasznierend, fast so wie in Marmor gemeisselt, aber auch abstossend. Macbeth beeindruckt durch die charismatischen Hauptdarsteller Michael Fassbender und Marion Cotillard. Fassbender ...


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