Too gorgeously striking in its sensational photography that it isn’t as bleak as it wants to be and can’t help but eclipse the narrative. The images, tone, and mood far outweigh that and the way the old English and deluge of soliloquies not only demand subtitles, but are too poorly enunciated to emotionally be tragic. Beautiful words, appalling (rushed? hushed? unstressed?) delivery that’s confusing and flowery.
Faut il être illuminé pour apprécier un tel film? On se rapproche de 300 dans la façon de filmer ça à la limite c'est plaisant mais sinon... C'est pas dynamique, les dialogues sont à la limite de l'insupportable. On est beaucoup trop dans la poésie. Quel dommage moi qui attendait de cette histoire autre chose que de la déception et de la lassitude tout au long du film.
A few sketchy liberties aside (the regicide sequence with Malcolm and that scene with the child in particular), this PTSD take on Macbeth does a fantastic job of evoking place and time. Most satisfyingly, the richness of Shakespeare's language is respected, explored and in many places augmented, something those damning this film have curiously overlooked.
Shakespeare in the times of "Game of Thrones": There's some pretty impressive cinematography with atmospheric light and colour, and the performances of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are at least noteworthy. But the slow motion sequences appear awfully corny, and Jed Kurzel's monotonous drone score becomes more and more annoying and boring during the course of the movie.
One of many Macbeths, but a special one. It's strange why it didn't get more buzz in the theatres, but the dialect was hard even for me. Needed English subtitles, and this because it's a great film. Great choice of locations and wonderful cinematography. The interpretation of Lady Macbeth and the looniness of Macbeth is wonderful and fully justified. A joker like Fassbender was a wonderful choice - amazing film!
You can never go totally wrong with Shakespeare, but mastering his tragedies in movies isn’t easy. Kurzel’s film is good but still it feels more like a dramatization of a text than an organically growing movie. Visually impressive, it’s got superb performances by Cotillard and Fassbender, yet something’s not there.