Shakespeare's Scottish play comes to the cinema again for the eighth time, with Justin Kurzel on the command, can we expect the best Macbeth adaptation to the cinema ? and it was necessary to have another adaptation, No, here's why:
Led by a great cast, Fassbender and Cotillard are exceptional, the movie brings lots of elements from the original source, and brings a impressive direction by Justin Kurzel, some stunning smoky visual and some amazing saturated takes, its mise en scene is spectacular. But the movie fails on bringing a good rhythm, most people who are not familiar Shakespeare's work will probably be very bored, it's not an easy movie to swallow, but neither the older versions of the Scottish play, Kurosawa's version has more elements from its original source and it's still superior to all the adaptations to date, Polanski's also good but superior to this new version.
Macbeth is a beautiful film, with and brilliant cast and a good direction, altought it's tone and rhythm fails to bring a good view, and the fact that it is very inferior to the previous adaptations, and that it is not necessary to have another Macbeth movie. It's a must see. 7/10
A highly stylized descent into madness. Superb acting by all, incredible imagery but also exhausting as not only is it a barrage of dark imagery but Shakespeare in very thick Scottish accents is pretty tough to keep up with.
I found it reminiscnet of Lars von Trier with it's nihilistic and depressing tone, I absolutely loved it, but it will definitely not be for those who want a lazier cinema experience.
I tried, but lasted only about 15 minutes. :(
Media hora de película y me quería morir, que aburrimiento
Visually impressive and with a great cast, viewers may still prefer to know a little about the story before embarking on this adaptation of Shakespeare's play. The dialogue, poetic though it may be, can be impenetrable without a firm grasp of the story.
Very threatrical."Heavy" script and play