Lady Macbeth Reviews

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August 24, 2018
Even when the viewers' sympathies are, hopefully, long gone, Katherine still has the utmost sympathy for herself, and it gives the film a psychological depth beyond the shock value of her actions.
May 25, 2018
As provocative as it is defiantly stylised (no music score, dialogue is both spare and unsparing), this is not your typical costume drama in any shape or form.
May 18, 2018
The film escapes the mere denunciation of patriarchy and is transformed into a tragedy that honors its Shakespearian roots. [Full review in Spanish]
May 16, 2018
The solid performances and the perturbing lack of sound manage to elevate the film. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 3, 2018
Certainly an interesting option if you're into so-called art cinema. Give it a try. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 20, 2018
This is an oppressive and suffocating atmosphere for women, created with sober, star scenes, allowing director William Oldroyd to make an accurate portait of Katherin's psychological evolution without justifying or judging her. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 16, 2018
Lady Macbeth's minimal point of view is magnified and serves as a framework for a canvas that depicts impulses and passions. [Full review in Spanish]
March 16, 2018
Excellent and complex British film in which revenge and passion emanate from the same source. [Full review in Spanish]
January 3, 2018
...a character study of a ruthless and wily soul.
January 2, 2018
Owing more to Bront and Highsmith than to Shakespeare, this grim moor noir presents its catalog of parricide, mariticide and equine-cide as the consequences of a class and caste system that dehumanizes even those who materially benefit from its design.
December 29, 2017
[Lady Macbeth] is modern at the same time in the way it addresses femininity - more importantly, the power women have no matter how they're viewed by society or expected to behave by their male counterparts.
December 28, 2017
Lady MacBeth is a costume drama that moves with the anxiety-inducing momentum of a thriller.
December 18, 2017
The film begins as a domestic melodrama - the pretty bird trapped in a dark cage - and transforms into an ice-cold femme fatale noir...
December 11, 2017
Opera and theater director William Oldroy's first film can not only appear with dignity on any best of the year list, but it is also a perverse accompaniment / contrast piece to the first film Jordan Peele directed [Get Out]. [Full review in Spanish]
December 7, 2017
Lady Macbeth translates Russian history into the muddy English countryside. [Full review in Spanish]
November 26, 2017
Director William Oldroyd's adaptation is an oxymoron of sorts, burning with rage and desire, yet so bone-chilling it gives frostbite.
November 26, 2017
In Lady Macbeth, elements of both sexism and feminism are at play in the British drama.
October 16, 2017
For all the murder and mayhem that ultimately ensue, Lady Macbeth is a quiet, measured film.
October 12, 2017
The story of female oppression from William Oldroyd ... walks a careful line as the beauty who had been kept cooped up by her husband begins to show her strength.
October 12, 2017
It's a tough old watch with performances that are good rather than great and with what, at first, appears to be fashionable ethnically blind casting eventually giving way to racist undercurrents that stir the already murky moral waters.
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