Anarchy

Anarchy

Anarchy

Cymbeline, one of William Shakespeare’s lesser-known dramas, is reinvented through the world of dirty cops and drug-dealing bike gangs. Directed by Michael Almereyda – who stays true to Shakespeare’s language as with 2000’s contemporary Hamlet – and stars Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, Anton Yelchin and Ethan Hawke.

2014Rating: R1697 minsUSA
Drama

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The film dazzles with its colors and textures, practically worshipping those jet-black leather jackets, while letting Ed Harris' eyes express what no monologue possibly could.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Has been branded a tragedy, a tragicomedy and a romance, and Mr. Almereyda embraces all three categories. The movie is by turns grim, grimly amusing and romantic, sometimes at once.

The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Almereyda's sweeping cuts take material that was already problematic and render it almost nonsensical.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A mash-up of social media shortcomings and Shakespearean tragedy that becomes as much a tale of cinematic ambition gone awry as anything the Bard intended.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Primarily, what this moody contemporary update does is expose the play as a second-rate Romeo and Juliet that just wasn't made for these times.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Cymbeline's familiar Elizabethan tropes do not translate well to a modern context, nor do the constant references to 'Caesar' or 'Romans.'

Variety

Variety

press

The film dazzles with its colors and textures, practically worshipping those jet-black leather jackets, while letting Ed Harris' eyes express what no monologue possibly could.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Has been branded a tragedy, a tragicomedy and a romance, and Mr. Almereyda embraces all three categories. The movie is by turns grim, grimly amusing and romantic, sometimes at once.

The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Almereyda's sweeping cuts take material that was already problematic and render it almost nonsensical.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A mash-up of social media shortcomings and Shakespearean tragedy that becomes as much a tale of cinematic ambition gone awry as anything the Bard intended.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Primarily, what this moody contemporary update does is expose the play as a second-rate Romeo and Juliet that just wasn't made for these times.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Cymbeline's familiar Elizabethan tropes do not translate well to a modern context, nor do the constant references to 'Caesar' or 'Romans.'

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