Reviews

Mar 16, 2021
For those who take elemental pleasure from hearing Shakespeare's beautiful verse delivered this well, your evening will be well spent, and as a piece of drama, Coriolanus still packs a punch.
Dec 19, 2020
This is a manifesto not for fascism, but for hating human beings in general.
Dec 1, 2020
It's creative yet difficult to understand, and definitely not for general audiences, who are likely only to digest the visual violence.
Sep 5, 2020
Centuries after he's been gone Shakespeare remains a remarkably relevant writer.
Aug 11, 2020
Fieness has chosen and used the material well.
Mar 31, 2020
While not a Shakespeare buff, I was drawn into Fiennes' directing debut, and found this modern update to be well worth watching.
Aug 6, 2019
While setting Shakespeare in modern times is nothing new, Fiennes' bruising, brutal take is both refreshing in its honesty and true to the Bard's spirit. I
Jun 28, 2019
Fiennes' choice to adapt the play as a modern political power struggle is sometimes successful in its union of Shakespeare's prose to contemporary sociopolitical unrest, but also reveals itself to be a stale, pale echo of the bard's original play.
Mar 27, 2019
Coriolanus is a determinedly grim but smart, resonant film, faithful to the tone of the original, done with some skill and conviction.
Jan 27, 2019
The performances are uniformly excellent, and Fiennes owns the role of Coriolanus, conceiving of him as a proto-Kurtz with his descent into wilfully renegade activities.
Jan 4, 2019
It's a masterful piece of work that would be a real achievement for any director, let alone one making his debut.
Dec 13, 2018
Coriolanus fails to successfully create a believable environment for this verbose narrative to exist.
Nov 9, 2018
The brilliance of this film lies with the actors. Yes, it's Shakespeare. Yes, you have to be an active listener, but the way these actors make the language so passionate and accessible truly is an accomplishment.
Nov 6, 2018
...brilliant variations on the theme of nausea.
Sep 7, 2018
Fiennes is fantastic, the music is stellar, the modernization is pure pleasure, and since the whole story is about the meanings of self-abasement you know I am there.
Aug 24, 2018
Fiennes seems to have opted for a subject a little too close to his heart, and this in turn has clouded his directorial judgement.
Aug 10, 2018
Coriolanus does not feel like the work of a first-time director. Mr. Fiennes pulls it off triumphantly. He's made a historical curiosity relevant now, when our cities are in uproar and the citizens have taken to the streets.
Apr 10, 2018
It's genre writing that entertains while tapping into enduring truths.
Jan 3, 2018
Fiennes, who previously played the title role in a celebrated London theatre, makes a suitably haughty and intense Coriolanus, while Vanessa Redgrave is in terrific form as the general's influential mother.
Oct 23, 2017
This play very rarely gets performed in any medium, so for Shakespeare enthusiasts I'd say it's a must-see but you can skip it if that's not your bag.