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The Tragedy of Macbeth

Roman Polanski United States, 1971

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.