Macbeth Reviews

March 26, 2009
Does Polanski's Macbeth work? Not especially, but it was an admirable try.
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.
June 24, 2006
Polanski's evident desire to elicit understated, naturalistic performances from his cast also underplays the poetry of the play...
October 23, 2004
It's as if the play has been inhabited by Hell's Angels who are quick studies. All of this, of course, makes Polanski's Macbeth more interesting than if he had done your ordinary, respectable, awe-stricken tiptoe around Shakespeare.
May 4, 2004
The film's bear-baiting, barnyard pageantry is less convincing than its clammy locations.