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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.

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... Macbeth Child
Frank Madigan ... Macbeth Child
... Macbeth
... Lady Macbeth
... Banquo
Lochlann Harris ... Fleance
Kayla Fallon ... Young Witch
Lynn Kennedy ... Middle-Aged Witch
... Older Witch (as Seylan Mhairi Baxter)
Amber Rissmann ... Child Witch
... Young Boy Soldier
Hilton McRae ... Macdonwald
... Duncan
... Lennox
... 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 »

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Drama | History | War

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

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11 December 2015 (USA)  »

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Makbet  »

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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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Marion Cotillard is the first French actress to play Lady Macbeth on film in a English-language adaptation and the second to play the character in a British production after Simone Signoret played her on stage in 1966 at the Royal Court Theatre. Signoret and Cotillard are the only French actresses to win a Best Actress Oscar. See more »

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As Macbeth walks towards the witches for the first time in a wide shot, the sheer socks protecting his supposedly bare feet are clearly visible. See more »

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Macduff: [confronting the man who has murdered his wife and children] I have no words. My voice is in my sword...
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Version of Twelfth Night (2013) See more »

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War Cry
Written by Allan Macdonald
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Complete and utter disappointment
10 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Wow. What a complete and utter disappointment. From the moment that I saw the rumours and the pictures popping up around the web that Michael Fassbender was to play Macbeth, one of the most brilliantly written characters of all time, I was all over the place of excitement. The imagery looked stunning and anything that Fassbender touches becomes gold. To follow it up with a brilliantly cast Paddy Considine as Banquo and, in my opinion a little too young, Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth I thought we were set for success.

The opening is harrowing, beautiful and brilliant and it really sucks you in to their world. From the first moment costumes, props and carpentry look great, cinematography beyond beautiful and it really sets the mood. For nothing.

What follows is a drawn out, slow-paced, pretentious interpretation of the text that loses it's insanity and rhythm completely. Now I'm all for revisioning and reimagining, and there's a LOT of room for that in the play Macbeth, so I was excited, but utterly disappointed.

It's an orgy of meaningless violence in slow motion, topped off with so many close ups of blood and vomit that doesn't serve a purpose, sprinkled with, what I can only imagine being a directors "vision" with complete disregard of his actors talents.

The "redeeming part" is it's beautiful imagery, but everything else pushes this movie down to the very bottom of my list. To cite Macbeth himself, "It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."


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