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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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Justin Kurzel

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Todd Louiso (screenplay), Jacob Koskoff (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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 »

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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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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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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Paddy Considine and Sean Harris have previously starred together in Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009). See more »

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When Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are alone, his crown appears to rotate between shots. See more »

Quotes

Macbeth: I dare do all that may become a man. Who dares do more is none.
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Version of Macbeth (1974) See more »

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War Cry
Written by Allan Macdonald
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MacBeth mumbles and stares off into middle distance for nearly 2 hours.
8 May 2016 | by ifneidSee all my reviews

When Shakespeare wrote his plays, he was writing for crowds of restless commoners who craved entertainment. He wrote captivating, expressive poetry for colorful characters to speak in telling magnificent and moving stories. Unfortunately, Hollywood directors have entered a new era of movie making where excessive lip movement or speaking above a mumble is out of style. Anyone who has seen the Mockingjay Trilogy will know what I mean. The words being mumbled seem to be incidental to the opportunity to film long lingering stares, someone standing in a field being wistful, a shot of horses grazing, curtains blowing in the wind, someone standing on a hillside being wistful. Meanwhile, time is passing, the audience is waiting for a story to be told but we are faced with more and more self indulgent cinematography. Everything that happens in this movie happens very, very slowly. Shakespeare didn't need clever cameramen, nor did he see any theatrical value in ten minutes of silent pondering.

To make the experience even less pleasant, the sound track is someone playing a cello with only one string. When I say "playing" I mean whining like a petulant child, an unending drone that expresses nothing. The sound track is awful. As for the witches, an integral element in the story of MacBeth, they were about as interesting as suburban Wiccans at a baby shower. Once again, mumbled words through barely moving lips on expressionless faces made them seem more bored than chilling as they should be. If you want to see MacBeth, try one of the versions that came before this silly attempt to be clever.


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