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Macbeth (2006)

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

Director:

Geoffrey Wright

Writers:

Victoria Hill (screenplay), William Shakespeare (play) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloe Armstrong Chloe Armstrong ... 1st Witch
Kate Bell ... 2nd Witch
Miranda Nation Miranda Nation ... 3rd Witch
Sam Worthington ... Macbeth
Victoria Hill ... Lady Macbeth
Steve Bastoni ... Banquo
Hanna Griffiths ... Angel
Lachy Hulme ... Macduff
Bob Franklin Bob Franklin ... Siward
Lance Anderson Lance Anderson ... Henchman with Glasses
Simon Scott Simon Scott ... Macbeth's Bagman
Matt Doran ... Malcolm
Damian Walshe-Howling ... Ross
Jonny Pasvolsky ... Lennox
Nash Edgerton ... Macdonwald
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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 »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2006 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Макбет See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$644, 17 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,107,148, 21 February 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Version of Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996) See more »

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3 December 2007 | by phlsphr42See 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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