Atom User Reviews for The Tragedy of Macbeth
Mr. Denzel Washington, performance is STELLAR! Great casting!
It was a fantastic take on the play. Visually stunning with great performances all around. My favorite movie adaptation of the play.
There is no comfort in Coen’s vision, but his rigor — and Washington’s vigor — are never less than exhilarating.
Coen smartly plucks his cast from a rich mix of famous screen actors (e.g. Sean Patrick Harris, Stephen Root) and world-class veterans of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Of all Shakespeare’s plays, Macbeth may be the best-served by cinema, with terrific, distinctive adaptations over the years from Welles, Akira Kurosawa, Roman Polanski, and most recently Justin Kurzel, with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Coen’s is something different again – though new would be entirely the wrong word. It resonates with the ancient power of a ritual.