Lady Macbeth Reviews

  • Jul 20, 2021

    Lady Macbeth is a cinematic gem, mainly for the impressive and raw performance of Florence Pugh, as well as being accompanied by a very interesting plot tuist,a wonderful script and extremely surprising twists. Definitely a film that is great, fantastic, scary, cruel and fascinating at the same time, certainly a masterpiece.

    Lady Macbeth is a cinematic gem, mainly for the impressive and raw performance of Florence Pugh, as well as being accompanied by a very interesting plot tuist,a wonderful script and extremely surprising twists. Definitely a film that is great, fantastic, scary, cruel and fascinating at the same time, certainly a masterpiece.

  • Jun 20, 2021

    I loved the maincharacter and the actress did such a great job portraying her, you really felt how cold she was. The setting and costumes were great considering the movie was low budget. The plot surprised me in many ways and always threw me on a rollercoaster.

    I loved the maincharacter and the actress did such a great job portraying her, you really felt how cold she was. The setting and costumes were great considering the movie was low budget. The plot surprised me in many ways and always threw me on a rollercoaster.

  • Jun 18, 2021

    I thought it was ok overall, but doesn't do much to develop the characters in the story rather just the frolicking and mischief of the story

    I thought it was ok overall, but doesn't do much to develop the characters in the story rather just the frolicking and mischief of the story

  • Apr 02, 2021

    Dreadful in so many ways. The movie felt like a first draft; undeveloped characters, weak plot lines, ludicrous scenes such as Katherine flirting with the workers and then being seduced by Sebastian, their grubby leader, or the guardian of the little boy being outraged when her missing son is restored to her by someone who she hasn't been introduced to.. The acting and directing was so amateurish and superficial, suggesting no depth of thinking. Characters were one dimensional and didn't progress or change. No explanation given for Katherine's ambitions and as a viewer I couldn't have cared less about the characters. As so often, the stunning reviews are a puzzle to me.

    Dreadful in so many ways. The movie felt like a first draft; undeveloped characters, weak plot lines, ludicrous scenes such as Katherine flirting with the workers and then being seduced by Sebastian, their grubby leader, or the guardian of the little boy being outraged when her missing son is restored to her by someone who she hasn't been introduced to.. The acting and directing was so amateurish and superficial, suggesting no depth of thinking. Characters were one dimensional and didn't progress or change. No explanation given for Katherine's ambitions and as a viewer I couldn't have cared less about the characters. As so often, the stunning reviews are a puzzle to me.

  • Feb 28, 2021

    This movie would be AMAZING if casting made a Much Better Choice for the Role of Sebastian. It's like he's HIGH the entire movie. No drive, no internal monologue, he's a bloody zombie. Everything else? Stellar.

    This movie would be AMAZING if casting made a Much Better Choice for the Role of Sebastian. It's like he's HIGH the entire movie. No drive, no internal monologue, he's a bloody zombie. Everything else? Stellar.

  • Jan 23, 2021

    God, what it must have been like to live in a time where you could murder someone in his own house with a poker, shoot his horse, leave them both in the woods, and get asked exactly zero questions about it. As virtually everyone who has ever watched this movie will tell you, Pugh is fantastic in this film - her character is complex, coldhearted, explosive with passion (or more likely, legitimately insane) as a result of a lifetime of repression, and Pugh nails it. Scenes are beautifully framed, stark and chilling. However, the movie caters more to its lead's strengths than any sort of theme, seeming more like a bizarre mishmash of tropes and provocative strangeness. It's a character study that focuses more on heaping complexities one upon the other on Katherine without thought for what it is actually trying to accomplish apart from a general sense of the avant-garde. The addition of Teddy comes out of nowhere with the seeming intention of only providing an opportunity for Katherine to one-up her murderous Machiavellianism from loveless husband and unpleasant father-in-law to innocent child, just to show the depths of her self-interest. Interesting and top-notch lead performance, but flawed. (3.5/5)

    God, what it must have been like to live in a time where you could murder someone in his own house with a poker, shoot his horse, leave them both in the woods, and get asked exactly zero questions about it. As virtually everyone who has ever watched this movie will tell you, Pugh is fantastic in this film - her character is complex, coldhearted, explosive with passion (or more likely, legitimately insane) as a result of a lifetime of repression, and Pugh nails it. Scenes are beautifully framed, stark and chilling. However, the movie caters more to its lead's strengths than any sort of theme, seeming more like a bizarre mishmash of tropes and provocative strangeness. It's a character study that focuses more on heaping complexities one upon the other on Katherine without thought for what it is actually trying to accomplish apart from a general sense of the avant-garde. The addition of Teddy comes out of nowhere with the seeming intention of only providing an opportunity for Katherine to one-up her murderous Machiavellianism from loveless husband and unpleasant father-in-law to innocent child, just to show the depths of her self-interest. Interesting and top-notch lead performance, but flawed. (3.5/5)

  • Dec 26, 2020

    As great and tough as any trapped person could become.

    As great and tough as any trapped person could become.

  • Jul 26, 2020

    Frances Pugh is the gravitational force of this film; not simply filling the role, but her presence consuming the other characters, the building to which she is confined for most of the film and the shots she inhabits even when silent. In that respect, it's a performance that reminds me of Glenn Close's brilliant turn as the central character in The Wife, a role and film that have more similarities to this than one might first think. That's not to say her performance is greedy - far from it, it has a remarkably understated power; and the rest of the cast act without ego, with great subtlety to all how her to shine in the way in which her role demands. The purpose of the title is only occasionally and vaguely apparent for much of the film, but comes into horrible and brilliant focus in the final act; it's a title the central character earns. But it's the silences that haunt the most and lend this film its creeping power - the background silence of a stately home in the middle of rural northern England; the silence of the house itself; the silence of key characters; and most of all Florence Pugh's silence as she fills the screen, motionless and noiseless in a series of near but not quite identical shots that punctuate the film like refrains, lending a quiet kind of awe to the devastating ending.

    Frances Pugh is the gravitational force of this film; not simply filling the role, but her presence consuming the other characters, the building to which she is confined for most of the film and the shots she inhabits even when silent. In that respect, it's a performance that reminds me of Glenn Close's brilliant turn as the central character in The Wife, a role and film that have more similarities to this than one might first think. That's not to say her performance is greedy - far from it, it has a remarkably understated power; and the rest of the cast act without ego, with great subtlety to all how her to shine in the way in which her role demands. The purpose of the title is only occasionally and vaguely apparent for much of the film, but comes into horrible and brilliant focus in the final act; it's a title the central character earns. But it's the silences that haunt the most and lend this film its creeping power - the background silence of a stately home in the middle of rural northern England; the silence of the house itself; the silence of key characters; and most of all Florence Pugh's silence as she fills the screen, motionless and noiseless in a series of near but not quite identical shots that punctuate the film like refrains, lending a quiet kind of awe to the devastating ending.

  • May 18, 2020

    Dark, but masterfully done.

    Dark, but masterfully done.

  • May 06, 2020

    Florence Pugh is outstanding in the central role. Period dramas aren't usually my thing but this one had a fiendishly cold and razor sharp edge to it. Really enjoyed it.

    Florence Pugh is outstanding in the central role. Period dramas aren't usually my thing but this one had a fiendishly cold and razor sharp edge to it. Really enjoyed it.