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.