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Coriolanus Reviews

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January 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.
October 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.
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.
Read More | 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
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 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
March 30, 2012
"Coriolanus" is a triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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