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Coriolanus Reviews

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November 13, 2011
The language is ultimately akin to the one Christmas light that won't light up and blacks out all the others.
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.
December 1, 2011
Beneath the manly posturing and thrilling handheld camera-captured combat scenes is a story bereft of heart, a mundane violent enterprise without any emotional appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2011
There is a narrative arc to Coriolanus, but it moves along at a snail's pace and the main theme of the film (the pride of Gaius vs. the people he's sworn to protect) isn't a grabber.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
December 2, 2011
In attempting to update the play to a buzzing CNN world, Ralph Fiennes proves that as a director, he makes a fine actor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 20, 2012
No more Shakespeare until we agree it needs to be translated into real English, please.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 22, 2011
It's an odd stew, that never smells quite right.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 29, 2011
Give Ralph Fiennes an A for effort.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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 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."
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
June 30, 2013
A powerful and relevant Shakespeare adaptation that firecely brings the story to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5
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
April 27, 2012
Ralph Fiennes plays Coriolanus in all his spitting, spouting, grandiose glory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 2, 2011
Fiennes injects the material with unfiltered energy, and even when the story is lost in its own intricacies, it's visceral and commanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 8, 2012
[Coriolanus] makes some questionably antiquated statements about class, but nevertheless captivates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 31, 2012
A sombre, serious update.
January 20, 2012
Coriolanus roars its way into cinemas with full gusto and without taking any prisoners - like witnessing Fiennes going into thespian battle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 5, 2012
Though I understand why they dare not tamper with Shakespeare's brilliant lines, it feels more and more like an unnatural gimmick when contrasted with the contemporary setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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