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A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the ganglands of Melbourne.

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A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the ganglands of Melbourne.

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The Melbourne underworld. The present time.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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$644 (USA) (15 June 2007)

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$9,613 (USA) (27 July 2007)
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[first lines]
1st Witch: When should we three meet again? In thunder, lightening, or in rain?
2nd Witch: When the hurley burley's done. When the battle's lost and won.
3rd Witch: That will be ere the set of sun.
1st Witch: Where the place?
3rd Witch: Upon the Heath, there to meet with Macbeth.
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Near the very end of the closing credits, the voice of one of the witches can be heard, very faintly whispering, "His issue shall be kings." See more »

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Worth Seeing
3 October 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Perhaps it was the fact that I went to see the movie after reading the (mostly) negative reviews here, but I found that the movie far exceeded my expectations. It's true that the dialog comes off as a little odd when the movie first starts but it was easy to adjust to and by the end, as another reviewer said, it really seems to fit with the movie. Sam Worthington does an excellent job at playing the haunted character of Macbeth. For the most part the other actors do extremely well with their role as well. The action scenes seem to have songs that are actually appropriate as opposed to ones focusing on what big star they can throw in.

All in all, I think it certainly deserves a higher rating than it has been receiving. It may not be the movie of the year but it was extremely enjoyable.


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