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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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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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Flawed, but very likable.
22 August 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Australian production and low budget that ultimately outputs whats been put in.

The actors have done a brilliant job. Their emotions and effort placed into the emphasis and moment are excellent. And the reinterpretation undertaken into a modern day underworld crime syndicate similarity is superb.

Although lacking in some crucial moments of the Shakespearian script, it can be forgiven as this is not your usual stage play. It has been remade to invite not just fans of Macbeth, but perhaps bring in a new source of people who may perhaps prefer a lighter dialog with more modern environments. Perhaps a good way of viewing this is the overview of Macbeth has been superposed on these modern day criminals.

That with the beautiful soundtrack and bone chilling scenes and shootouts, it produces an enthralling and enjoyable movie. That is enjoyed more if a understanding of the original Macbeth is known.

By comparison, one can appreciate and enjoy both. This is definitely a lighter version that the audience can understand, through Macbeth's eyes.

7 out of 10.


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