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Coriolanus Reviews

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April 1, 2017
With this movie Ralph Fiennes proves that he in not only a great actor but also can direct. "Coriolanus" is a very good movie and the mix between modern warfare and Shakespearean speech is perfectly weighted. The story is perfect and also perfectly executed. While Fiennes delivers an outstanding performance we mustn't forget Gerard Butler. This isn't the latter's best performances but it is nevertheless very good. There are many great shots of people and landscapes and I must say that the cinematography overall is very good. Fiennes also does an amazing job directing this movie. Every detail is perfectly weighted and all the elements, symbolisms and props are fitting and his interpretation of the original into modern times is very intriguing and fitting. Overall we can say that this modern take on Shakespeare makes a great movie.
December 30, 2016
It's good movie to watch
October 16, 2016
Coriolanus is not Shakespeare's best, but Shakespeare's average still makes for an excellent movie!
September 11, 2016
Ralph Fiennes creats a powerful film, by adapting one of the least known Shakespeare's plays. Fiennes delivers briliantly the character of Coriolanus as the anti-hero protagonist and Butler is excellent in its role as the antagonist. The faithful adaptation of Shakespear's dialogue proves more of a benefit than a problem.
August 17, 2016
Brought Shakespeare to life!
½ June 5, 2016
An enjoyable experience. Well acted and the use of the Shakespearean dialogue in a more modern setting meshed together well.
May 29, 2016
O art thou shakespear
April 30, 2016
Compared to other tragedies by Shakespeare, 1/2 star if any.
April 17, 2016
Ralph Fiennes's present-day adaptation of the Shakespearen classic, showcases his talent as both actor and director
½ January 25, 2016
The only that's good about this movie is Ralph Fiennes.. Blockbuster actor Gerard Butler has to retire from acting!
½ December 12, 2015
A ferocious adaption of a timeless tale of revenge after a troubled soldier is betrayed by his own people and sides with his enemies to exact vengeance. Ralph Fiennes gives an awesome performance as Coriolanus.
November 13, 2015
Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut.
A Shakespeare's work put onto a contemporary backdrop.
I tried. But no.
October 18, 2015
This is a modern war/drama twist to Shakespeare theater, modern guns tanks, etc and old english language based on an actual Shakespeare play. The acting was superior with actors you will recognize. The language hard to follow. You will like it or hate it, I personally enjoyed this movie, but it was an academic challenge to follow at times. So for this being said I give " Corilonous" a C.
Robert B.
Super Reviewer
September 28, 2015
Coriolanus is unexpectedly well-played. It goes for a more natural style where the action is blended with the environment and the dialogue is acted out rather than recited. This does not come off always but it does work a surprising amount of the time. While it is not a masterpiece, Coriolanus is still a pretty damn good film and recommended to fans of Shakespeare.
½ September 26, 2015
"Coriolanus" pulls off an excellently balanced and lean interpretation of one of Shakespeare's lesser known tragedies. Ralph Fiennes, both directing and starring in the leading role, does excellent work in both helming a version that incorporates the best elements of both film and theater (the blend of Hollywood-quality-action without compromising the potent original text is commendable). Fiennes paints the tragic figure as a man bred for one thing: war. He is a man incapable of comprehending anything else. He was built for one purpose by society, and when that society asks anything else of him he crumbles. But yet he will raze everything to the ground along with him. Coriolanus is a inexorable force as Shakespeare wrote him, and Fiennes plays to the animalistic furiosity in ways that pay off big. It's bleak and slows down in the final act, but as far as Shakespeare adaptations go this is top notch.
½ September 25, 2015
Ralph Fiennes is a phenomenal actor and I'm surprised he did not receive an Oscar nomination for his work in this movie. It's pretty solid movie and the Shakespearean dialogue is kind of cool for awhile but I must admit by the end I was kind of sick of it. If you're into Shakespeare, you'll probably like this movie.
September 7, 2015
Not too familiar with this vernacular, so it sucked.
½ August 18, 2015
El debut de Ralph Fiennes como director es una potente adaptación de "Coriolano", una de las obras más extensas y poco conocidas de William Shakespeare. Ambientada en la actualidad, su director logra hacer de la obra algo actual y relevante, respetando los textos originales. Fiennes interpreta a la perfección a Cayo Marcio Coroliano, un hombre de guerra traicionado por su pueblo. Gerald Butler, en el papel de su némesis Aufidio, demuestra sus grandes dotes como actor, ocultas a menudo en cintas de acción. Y Vanessa Redgrave como la madre de Coriolano (con tonos edípicos) y Jessica Chastain como Virgilia, la esposa de Coriolano, son definitivamente soberbias. Fiennes y su guionista John Logan, decidieron acortar la obra, pero para nada se queda corta en energía, pasión e inteligencia.
½ July 10, 2015
Garbage. Very pretentious, big mismatch between scenes and dialogue.
This kind of Shakespeare play is outdated, Fiennes tried to prove it otherwise and failed miserably.
May 20, 2015
A very interesting film. Based on Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" play, Ralph Fiennes plays a Roman general who is a bit of a douchebag and can't handle political life at all, yet gets chosen to be Consul. His arch-enemy, played by Gerard Butler, is a general of the Volsces, Rome's main rival. The two get into some nice showdown scenes, and with this being set in modern times for some bizarre but oddly fascinating reason, these events involve explosions and fighting with combat knives. All the dialogue is taken straight from the play, so anyone who can't get into Shakespeare won't find any relief here. But if you love the multi-layered and meaningful writing of Shakespeare's plays, you will adore this. The entire cast puts on a great show, and I liked the little odes to Rome like Fidelis TV and the magazine Praeclarus. Definitely worth a watch.
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