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Macbeth Reviews

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April 19, 2016
A masterful adaptation of a master by a master.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 29, 2014
It's a model of how to stay true to Shakespeare and film without sacrificing one for the other, and if that wasn't evident in 1971, it ought to be obvious now.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 23, 2014
not only represents an apex of Polanski's darkest sensibilities, but it is one of the most fascinating of Shakespearean adaptations
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 23, 2014
I don't know that there's a clear winner in the contest for Roman Polanski's bleakest depiction of human nature. But "Macbeth" is indisputably in the running.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 12, 2012
If you're a fan of Shakespeare or Polanski, you won't want to miss this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 17, 2010
a bloody, rip-roaring good time
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
December 6, 2009
Polanski's worldview of brutish power-plays couldn't be more at home in Shakespeare's medieval times
July 3, 2008
Polanski elicited naturalistic understated performances from his actors which bolstered the play's realism while bringing the poetry down to earth. Some would argue he brought it too far down.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 3, 2008
The wide-screen visuals swamp the dialogue, and the thematics have been turned inside out -- but that's what movie adaptations ought to do.
July 2, 2008
Polanski has increased the film's barbaric realism and fills the screen with blood, mud and brooding atmosphere.
March 24, 2006
Released just two years after Polanski's then pregnant wife was brutally murdered by members of the Manson family, and morbidly preoccupied with violence and cruelty
December 6, 2005
The essential companion to the Welles and Kurosawa versions.
November 7, 2005
[VIDEO ESSAY] Nothing else in the cannon of Shakespeare filmic adaptations comes close to the dramatic purity that Polanski achieves with "Macbeth."
Full Review | Original Score: A+
June 16, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 25, 2005
An over-the-top bu highly effective adaption of the Shakespeare classic with Polanski's disctinctive touches.
| Original Score: 5/5
November 1, 2004
With its apparent fixation on murder and cruelty, it is difficult to overlook a number of the unsettling autobiographical details in the film.
October 23, 2004
This is an original film by an original film artist, and not an 'interpretation.'
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 20, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2004
Forces Shakespeare into the modern terrain of sickly spiralling sensibilities, with blood, lust, and madness at the forefront.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
November 14, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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