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  1. Philippe Lajède's rating of the film Macbeth

  2. 'king Harold's rating of the film Macbeth

    His first film after Polanski's wife and unborn child are murdered by Mansons goons? It's like some dreadful exorcism. So powerful and so bloody. 'Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.

  3. ajdehany's rating of the film Macbeth

    Usually the first 45 mins of Macbeth up to the murder are the best bit but Polanski's seems to only come alive after that point with all the guilt and politicking memorably realised. I'm not saying that's telling - the film's from 1971, the case 1977 - just, er, interesting.

  4. Christofi Cotonou's rating of the film Macbeth

    If anyone tells me after watching this that Polanski DIDN'T create the blueprint for HBO's Game of Thrones series, then I doth slice thou wenches head from thou shoulders (and so on, and so forth...)

  5. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Macbeth

    Although it has some problems often associated with bringing Shakespeare to the big screen, this remains a great adaptation, and the best of the few Macbeth interpretations I have seen. The great dialogue is matched by a fine mix of bloodshed, morbid imagery, and all of the usual aspects of "the Scottish play".

  6. Federico Boswarlos's rating of the film Macbeth

  7. miles's rating of the film Macbeth

    shakespeare is always a bit hit and miss with me, but this was quite entertaining and good.

  8. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Macbeth

    A fierce, powerful and atmospheric adaption of Shakespeare's play that gains a lot through the way Polanski stages the inner monologues. The third witch scene with its kind of Greek chorus is awesome. Among the many noteworthy things is the music because it changes its character and is transformed to a harsh instrumental sound during the course of action.

  9. Ryan O'Connor (23)'s rating of the film Macbeth

  10. FISCHER's rating of the film Macbeth

    Seizième adaptation, cette oeuvre de Roman Polanski doit beaucoup au travail de Kenneth Tynan, célèbre critique dramatique anglais et directeur du National Theater qui a étroitement collaboré au scénario. Ce fut un mémorable échec commercial ! www.cinefiches.com

  11. LifeofFiction's rating of the film Macbeth

    Polanski captures one of the most fascinating aspects of Shakespeare's play, its grittiness. There's none of the pomp or spectacle that Shakespeare's adaptations usually rely on. Instead, the film strips the play down to its stark and ruthless core, and succeeds because of it.

  12. ARNMG's rating of the film Macbeth

    its typical answer of how to create cinematic adaptation

  13. Balthaz21's rating of the film Macbeth

  14. ceknklsn's rating of the film Macbeth

  15. James Mackin's rating of the film Macbeth

    A pretty good adaptation of Macbeth all about the trauma Macbeth feels. Fun fact, was produced by Hugh Hefner.

  16. Elina E's rating of the film Macbeth

    Macbeth's guilt and paranoia is perfectly shown, but Lady Macbeth is almost completely disregarded as a character.

  17. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Macbeth

  18. smndvdcl's rating of the film Macbeth

    Polanski renders the play's darkness and foreboding better than any. Question marks on Polanski's personal life almost seem to spill into the sinister, dystopian atmosphere of this Shakespeare adaptation. Soliloquys are more restrained than in other adaptations, as battle scenes and a variety of settings give this version more scope than previous efforts.

  19. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Macbeth

    Polanski tiene una gran habilidad cuando se trata de la mentalidad humana perturbada, esto a propósito de un conflicto que se genera internamente, y que se va exteriorizando innevitablemente. A dicha línea pertenecen películas como "Repulsión", "Cul de sac" o "El bebe de Rosemary", al igual que el personaje de Shakespeare, quien tendrá también su final trágico. Es la mente que destruye de adentro a afuera.

  20. J. O.'s rating of the film Macbeth

    A brutal, simmering adaptation that manages to stay true to the source material while blazing its own trail. Highly cinematic, dark, and vengeful filmmaking with fantastic production design, utterly savage action scenes, and quite the haunting atmosphere. Undoubtedly one of the best cinematic adaptations of Shakespeare.

  21. Alexandre Roy's rating of the film Macbeth

    Damn. As much as I love Polanski I couldn't get into this. It was a bold choice to keep to old english language but the constant "thee", "thou", "hitter", "thy" and whatnot sometimes left me clueless as to what was actually being said... Props to Polanski for the adaptation but I prefer to read Shakespeare if it's going to be so literal.

  22. Khashayar Mohammadi's rating of the film Macbeth

    Most Macbeth adaptations end up as a feature-length actor centric pseudo-film. Polanski's Macbeth is the most cinematic adaptation so far.

  23. Justin Senkbile's rating of the film Macbeth

    There are a lot of good Macbeth movies, but this one, oh shit. The violence is almost unbearably visceral, and then you remember what Polanski had gone through two years prior

  24. cherbourgdoll's rating of the film Macbeth

    my favourite Shakespeare adaptation ever

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