One of many Macbeths, but a special one. It's strange why it didn't get more buzz in the theatres, but the dialect was hard even for me. Needed English subtitles, and this because it's a great film. Great choice of locations and wonderful cinematography. The interpretation of Lady Macbeth and the looniness of Macbeth is wonderful and fully justified. A joker like Fassbender was a wonderful choice - amazing film!
You can never go totally wrong with Shakespeare, but mastering his tragedies in movies isn’t easy. Kurzel’s film is good but still it feels more like a dramatization of a text than an organically growing movie. Visually impressive, it’s got superb performances by Cotillard and Fassbender, yet something’s not there.
Brutal, gritty, and poetic. That's what I've got when I was watching this 400 years of Shakespeare's play. It's about greed and human ambition if they got a great power. Love the battle sequence with a beautiful slowmotion. Michael Fassbender is perfectly fit as Macbeth. Marion Cotillard is the real "snake" in here. How she can persuade Macbeth to do such a horrible thing...
The first half is excellent: glorious cinematography, thrilling action sequences and some great interpretive angles as the Macbeths move towards regicide. However the second half suffers badly: what initially seemed stylistically fresh becomes repetitive while the pace actually decelerates towards an anti-climactic conclusion - a shame as Kurzel has some good ideas and the cast is excellent, Cotillard in particular.
Visually glorious and and pleasantly visceral, some of the impact dampened by the dialogue being sometimes oblique without referendum on hand. Macbeth is an anomaly among Shakespeare's work in that its characters are not that fleshed out, others the the protagonist himself. So it comes off more artsy and obscure, even without the cool visual trickery implemented here. Fassbender and Cotillard are excellent, as usual.