The Tragedy of Macbeth

105 mins
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Filmmaker Joel Coen brings together fellow Academy Award winners Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand for this new take on Shakespeare's classic tragedy—the... More

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The Tragedy of Macbeth | Ratings & Reviews

Playing with notions of cinema versus theatricality, Joel Coen's Shakespeare adaptation is a stylised vision of expressionist angst powered by fantastic performances.

"A Macbeth... that, for all its darkness of import, is light-spirited, fleet, and intoxicating."


"Compelling and visually brilliant..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"It resonates with the ancient power of a ritual."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"Denzel Washington delivers one of the best performances of his career... but it’s Kathryn Hunter who gives this film its witchy magic."


"Nothing short of magnificent."

Slash FilmSlash Film

"Joel Coen's stripped-down take... instantly secures its place among the most audacious modern screen adaptations of Shakespeare."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"It's an efficient little film, despite its fussy aesthetics..."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"A triumph of mood above all else..."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"It captures age-old story beats with thrilling panache..."


"Visceral, haunted and severe..."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"There's real resonant power in all that sound and fury - a tragedy stripped back and reborn but the essential truth of it undiminished, half a millennium on."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"The highly stylised aesthetic of the film - coupled with regretfully restrained performances - transform Macbeth into an all too tedious tragedy."


"The Tragedy of Macbeth is pretty much just one phenomenal Denzel Washington performance..."


"Move over, Branagh!"

Film School RejectsFilm School Rejects

"It's short, sharp and savage."

Time OutTime Out

"The Tragedy of Macbeth astounds on every level..."


"Stark but utterly compelling..."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Gripping and cumulatively powerful..."


The Tragedy of Macbeth | Details

M, Violence
Drama, War
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