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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. See more »


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$644, 17 June 2007, Limited Release

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$1,107,148, 21 February 2016
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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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3 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

A very hyped-up, slick, edgy reinterpretation.

They've fallen into the "because it's modern, it has to be hyped-up, slick, etc." trap.

"Romeo and Juliet" carried this idea off much more successfully, but I really think it's time we move beyond the two extremes here (period piece vs. edgy film).

Just because this is a "modern" retelling, doesn't mean the movie has to look like a magazine ad, or have anything to do with drugs or guns.

If the trappings were as subtle as the honeyed words, Macbeth would be a far more powerful film. As it is, read your Shakespeare. Read it out loud. Ask your Oxford dictionary some questions. Skip the film. Or don't, but you've been warned.

Sorry for the super-long review. IMDb made me do it.


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