Lady Macbeth Reviews
March 19, 2021
"Ackie plays the constant terror of being volleyed back and forth between sadistic white noblemen and women with terrifying calm. In truth, this is really her movie."
March 8, 2021
A powerful, at times brutal, portrayal of a woman driven to extremes in search of autonomy.
February 28, 2021
The oppressed become conquerors and vice versa in a story that treats vengeance like an everyday event.
February 27, 2021
At one hour and 30 minutes, every aspect of the film feels spare and graceful.
July 17, 2020
With a crackling, loaded script by Birch, Lady Macbeth is an exhilarating, radical and timely examination of being a woman in a man's world.
July 8, 2020
Director Oldroyd has done a fine job distilling the essence of Leskov's novella. His Lady Macbeth is an intense, conscientious, well-constructed piece.
May 12, 2020
Lady Macbeth is understated and devastating in a single breath, and I'm certain we'll be seeing a great deal more of Florence Pugh in the years to come.
November 13, 2019
Combined with Alice Birch's blunt and effective screenplay, the result is a nerve-wracking, emotionless drama that delivers across the board.
October 30, 2019
[A] visceral, yet austere, telling of as screenwriter Alice Birch delves into the moral ambiguity of 1865, all to exquisite result
September 11, 2019
I expected a dark period drama - but the film went way past that. This is no Jane Austen piece. Get ready for a truly psychological thriller.
August 2, 2019
The portrait it makes of men with power in that 19th century of rural England is authentic patriarchal cancer. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 26, 2019
Lady Macbeth is a wonderfully chilling and unexpected twist on the costume drama, possibly launching a groundbreaking new direction for the genre.
April 16, 2019
What starts off as a tale of feminism in hoop skirts quickly devolves into something far sinister.
March 19, 2019
Lady Macbeth is a stark, gripping and entirely contemporary Victorian tragedy that you will be thinking about long after viewing.
March 4, 2019
Florence Pugh's Katherine is a remarkably fresh and convincing depiction of how a young woman might act after being unwillingly sold into marriage.
January 30, 2019
A Victorian chamber piece with a dubious morality and cautionary feminist designs.
January 18, 2019
An extraordinary film with a compelling performance from Florence Pugh as the ruthless Katherine, too young and too impulsive as she realises her power. There is humour, too, often animal-related. How do you actually bury a dead horse?
October 31, 2018
Lady Macbeth is symphony of horrible situations building to an unbelievable crescendo in one of the most intense movies of the year.
October 5, 2018
The Brontës meet Gillian Flynn in Lady Macbeth, a tasty period noir that slithers with menace at each turn.