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The Tragedy of Macbeth

Roman Polanski United States, 1971

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.