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Coriolanus Reviews

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September 8, 2013
Why Fiennes chose to use Shakespearean text is confusing, especially when he must have known that Coriolanus isn't the most recognisable of Shakespeare's plays.
June 30, 2013
A powerful and relevant Shakespeare adaptation that firecely brings the story to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5
April 21, 2013
Fiennes' blend of action and homage is top-notch, as is direction.... Fiennes created his own modern world for which it's easy to suspend disbelief.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 11, 2013
Coriolanus is Shakespeare done right; Ralph Fiennes takes a play about Roman war and hubris and turns it into a violently charismatic pic.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 8, 2013
The other actors do their best to help Fiennes define this curious anti-hero. Incapable of playing the role of peacetime compromiser, his Coriolanus comes across as a warrior who simply can't function without a war.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 8, 2013
As good as all the men are, it's Vanessa Redgrave who steals the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 8, 2013
The film has fifth-act problems, as did the play, but Fiennes' bleak overview should leave receptive viewers feeling daunted and haunted.
January 8, 2013
The play's inherent difficulties notwithstanding, Coriolanus, the movie, is a perfectly sound achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 8, 2013
Fiennes leads a cast that, at least in the major roles, is uniformly powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 24, 2012
If this is how Fiennes rolls behind the camera, our next great director has raised his fist to the skies.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 22, 2012
Should shut up the whining voices of Philistines who openly wonder why Shakespeare still matters.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
June 18, 2012
Fiennes creates a pitiless world without refuge, where neither the soft nor the unbending can survive.
May 29, 2012
Coriolanus plays a bit flat at times, but it's a challenging, and even exciting, piece of cinema that's sure to inspire much love from Shakespeare enthusiasts.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 22, 2012
The elite team of commandos charges through the bombed-out cityscape, pausing only to hurl grenades or pick off snipers leaning out of windows. Now this is what I call Shakespeare.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 4, 2012
I wouldn't say there's something rotten in the state of Denmark, but this modernistic retelling of one of Shakespeare's lesser-known plays just isn't that good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 29, 2012
There something like poetry in this film,some truth that cannot be apprehended by staring hard at the screen, but drifts softly as a dandelion spore through the burned-out ruins of some sacked and dusty "Rome."
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
April 27, 2012
Ralph Fiennes plays Coriolanus in all his spitting, spouting, grandiose glory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 25, 2012
A casualty of sloppy, chaotic staging, poor editing, dead-ended plotting and way too many instances of overacting, Coriolanus is two hours full of what the bard on a better day might have called "sound and fury signifying nothing."
April 18, 2012
The great actors, from Welles onward, want the popular audience to see what they see in Shakespeare -- that he still matters, that he still moves, thrills and teaches. With "Coriolanus," Fiennes brilliantly takes his place in their ranks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 30, 2012
...a film that will please not only those who already love Shakespeare, but also fans of action movies...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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