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Macbeth (2015)

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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Director:

Justin Kurzel

Writers:

Todd Louiso (screenplay), Jacob Koskoff (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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3 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Madigan ... Macbeth Child
Frank Madigan Frank Madigan ... Macbeth Child
Michael Fassbender ... Macbeth
Marion Cotillard ... Lady Macbeth
Paddy Considine ... Banquo
Lochlann Harris Lochlann Harris ... Fleance
Kayla Fallon Kayla Fallon ... Young Witch
Lynn Kennedy Lynn Kennedy ... Middle-Aged Witch
Seylan Baxter ... Older Witch (as Seylan Mhairi Baxter)
Amber Rissmann Amber Rissmann ... Child Witch
Scot Greenan ... Young Boy Soldier
Hilton McRae Hilton McRae ... Macdonwald
David Thewlis ... Duncan
David Hayman ... Lennox
Jack Reynor ... Malcolm
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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

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Blood will have blood. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Makbet See more »

Filming Locations:

Surrey, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,833, 6 December 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,108,247, 23 February 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,601,706, 23 February 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Although Lady Macbeth's nationality is never mentioned on Shakespeare's play, it's presumed that she is Scottish. For the film, Marion Cotillard kept her French accent. Producer Iain Canning explained that her casting added another layer to the film, "it has allowed us, at the center of this story, to place a character who has an otherness, there's a slight sense of separation now, in Lady Macbeth, that she exists in the community but somehow has a slightly different agenda to the other women in that community. It adds complexity to the Lady Macbeth role", he said. Scotland had many French Queen Consorts, which would be plausible for Lady Macbeth to be French. See more »

Goofs

When Macbeth placed the dagger on the young warrior's chest, he places the dead man's hand on top of the blade. In the next shot, the dead man's hand is rested on his chest - below the knife. See more »

Quotes

Macbeth: We have scorched the snake, not killed it.
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Version of Scotland, Pa. (2001) See more »

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War Cry
Written by Allan Macdonald
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Mumbles And Mumbles
15 December 2015 | by AliceofXSee all my reviews

Well it was certainly very artistic and certain parts were just gorgeous. However there is not much more to recommend Macbeth. The worst part to me was how the dialogue was spoken, or not spoken since it was mostly whispers and mumbles. Just mumbles and mumbles. Shakespeare's prose just begs to be enjoyed but here I couldn't understand what they were saying half the time.

Also they seemed to have no idea what to do with the talking parts and just tried to invent weird action scenes to go with them that felt out of place. Too theatrical is how I would describe this film. It tries to be realistic and set in historical times, but it just makes the theatrical stick out more in awkward ways.

Performance wise there is nothing to complain about as everyone did a great job. Overall there are sparks of brilliance here but I just get the feeling that the makers gave up before reaching the goal and the final product is hence mediocre.


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