Macbeth (2015)

Macbeth (2015)

Macbeth (2015)

Michael Fassbender sees a dagger before him as Macbeth in William Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, self-fulfilling a prophecy to become King of Scotland by means of blood and betrayal. Co-stars Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth, who spurs her husband into action.

2015Rating: R16, Graphic violence113 minsUK, France, USA
DramaFestival & Independent
94%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Fearsomely visceral and impeccably performed, it’s a brisk, bracing update, even as it remains exquisitely in period.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

When it flies, it's riveting. When it doesn't, it's still pretty damn good.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Shakespeare like a western: spare and savage.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Unseams the famous Shakespearean tragedy open from the nave to the chops, letting its insides spill out across the rock underfoot.

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There is a lot of sound and fury in this Macbeth, but not without meaning.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

It's a rough, primitive kingdom that Kurzel has built... It's great Shakespeare.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An intensely compelling work.

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

This arresting adaptation of the most cinematic of Shakespeare's plays is as near to definitive as Roman Polanski's celebrated 1971 version.

4.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Inspired, innovative, stunning, with unforgettable performances and images, this is up there with the great screen Shakespeares.

5.0
0

'O full of scorpions is my mind' I recently saw Macbeth with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard and directed by Justin Kurzel and is easily my number 1 film of the year so far. While the Shakespearean dialogue may be hard to follow at times, it doesn't matter as this film is a visual masterpiece and not only i the way of shot types but also in the...

5.0
0

I honestly don't know if they're still speaking English...

3.0
0

The dreary recitation of the play by the actors became extremely BORING never changing throughout the whole play. Same for the visual effects and same for the graphic violence. Lines of some speeches were missed. The scene with the ghost of Ducan was cut. There was a soliloquy from Hamlet. The comic relief scene with the watchman answering the gate in the...

1.0
0

I'll admit that I'm not overly familiar with The Scottish Play, but I'm always interested in seeing Shakespeare on film. The bleak landscapes were beautifully done - I could feel the chill of the mountains or the wet sand of a beach (which was the setting for my favourite scene, between Banquo and Macbeth). The intensity of the performances provides a...

3.0
0

The world of William Shakespeare can be a tricky road to navigate, especially if you are not educated in his tediously difficult language that awaits you when embarking on one of his many plays. If you are neither a thespian or English literature graduate (which I am clearly not), you will struggle to understand the famous playwright's narrative. It could...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Fearsomely visceral and impeccably performed, it’s a brisk, bracing update, even as it remains exquisitely in period.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

When it flies, it's riveting. When it doesn't, it's still pretty damn good.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Shakespeare like a western: spare and savage.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Unseams the famous Shakespearean tragedy open from the nave to the chops, letting its insides spill out across the rock underfoot.

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There is a lot of sound and fury in this Macbeth, but not without meaning.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

It's a rough, primitive kingdom that Kurzel has built... It's great Shakespeare.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An intensely compelling work.

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

This arresting adaptation of the most cinematic of Shakespeare's plays is as near to definitive as Roman Polanski's celebrated 1971 version.

4.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Inspired, innovative, stunning, with unforgettable performances and images, this is up there with the great screen Shakespeares.

5.0
0

'O full of scorpions is my mind' I recently saw Macbeth with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard and directed by Justin Kurzel and is easily my number 1 film of the year so far. While the Shakespearean dialogue may be hard to follow at times, it doesn't matter as this film is a visual masterpiece and not only i the way of shot types but also in the...

5.0
0

I honestly don't know if they're still speaking English...

3.0
0

The dreary recitation of the play by the actors became extremely BORING never changing throughout the whole play. Same for the visual effects and same for the graphic violence. Lines of some speeches were missed. The scene with the ghost of Ducan was cut. There was a soliloquy from Hamlet. The comic relief scene with the watchman answering the gate in...

1.0
0

I'll admit that I'm not overly familiar with The Scottish Play, but I'm always interested in seeing Shakespeare on film. The bleak landscapes were beautifully done - I could feel the chill of the mountains or the wet sand of a beach (which was the setting for my favourite scene, between Banquo and Macbeth). The intensity of the performances provides a...

3.0
0

The world of William Shakespeare can be a tricky road to navigate, especially if you are not educated in his tediously difficult language that awaits you when embarking on one of his many plays. If you are neither a thespian or English literature graduate (which I am clearly not), you will struggle to understand the famous playwright's narrative. It could...

4.0
0