Macbeth [UltraViolet] [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] [2015]

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  • Release Date: 03/08/2016
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (153 out of 162)

Synopsis


Macbeth
Visually stunning adaptation of William Shakespeare's famous play, which focuses on a Scottish lord named Macbeth (Michael Fassbender) and his power-hungry wife (Marion Cotillard). After Macbeth hears a prophecy that he will become the king of Scotland, he becomes fixated on taking throne and decides to murder the current king to do so. Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Harris, David Thewlis, and Jack Reynor co-star. Directed by Justin Kurzel (The Snowtown Murders). ~ Jennifer Lackman, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Michael Fassbender
    Michael Fassbender - Macbeth
  • David Thewlis
    David Thewlis - Duncan
  • Marion Cotillard
    Marion Cotillard - Lady Macbeth
  • Elizabeth Debicki
    Elizabeth Debicki - Lady Macduff
  • Sean Harris
    Sean Harris - Macduff



Customer rating

4.3
95%
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A little slow + low on production but great finish

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    Jewelsterdefro
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    If you're looking for a modernized version or one with highly stylized music/production, you might be a bit bored by this version which is a little quiet and slow going but it has a great ending which makes it more than worth seeing. I think it could have used a bit more music for evoking emotion-it was very stripped down, but that was obviously the director's choice to make it seem more stark (like Macbeth needs help with that). It did make it seem more medieval as opposed to some other films in the same genre which are a bit too modernized to be realistic. I don't want to give away the ending, but suffice it say, you've never seen Birnam wood come to Dunsinane quite like this, very inventive if not true to Shakespeare's intentions but I think he would approve.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A faithful and memorable Shakespeare adaptation

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    vr4dreamer
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    Stellar performances from Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard help bring Justin Kurzel's retelling of Shakespeare's classic tale to life. While remaining mostly faithful to it's source materials orgins, "Macbeth" still delivers its own visual style and flair in this dark tale of ambition, passion and self destruction amongst the horror and carnage of war torn Scottland. Fassbender sizzles as the lead and Cotillard brings her protrayal of the iconic Lady MacBeth to new heights. This bloody and cold retelling carries the weight of the story-line's unspeakable deed to the forefront, forever changing its protagonists to the point of madness. This excellent adaptation is a wonderful homage to Shakespeare's original work and is well worth the watch.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Most Faithful American Adaptation

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    AndresSalazar
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    Before you buy this movie keep in mind that they will talk in Shakespirian language, so it will be kinda hard to actually understand if you are not familiarized with it. Having said that, I believe this is the mist faithful adaptation to the source material that I have seen, with an excellent performance by Michael Fassbender. If you enjoy slow-burn films and Shakespeare, then you will enjoy this one.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Macbeth Adaptation

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    Marcus
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    Was super excited to see this movie, as Macbeth is one of the best Shakespeare plays in my opinion. I like the Macbeth for its incorporation of supernatural and violence as the story evolves. This movie falls short as the three witches are more of an afterthought in the movie rather than integrated like in the play. There is also too much slow motion through the movie. The fighting and Macbeth's spiral into madness is on par and enjoyable.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fassbender at his best!!!

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    reviewmaster
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    This movie is a gripping interpretation of Shakespeare's Macbeth and was played perfectly by Michael Fassbender. The acting and cinematography are absolutely brilliant and they couldn't have chosen a better actor than Fassbender. Marion Cottilard who played Lady Macbeth did a great job as well. I've watched different versions of this movie from different directors but I can honestly say that this is the best and that says a lot about this movie!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Magneto does Shakespeare

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    TechieDre
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    This is probably the only Shakespeare play I enjoy after Hamlet. It's imagery is very raw and brutal I felt, which is a good thing. The battle scenes are well coordinated and the costumes are nice as well. Macbeth is played by magneto aka Micheal Fassbender and his wife is played by Talia from the dark knight rises. But be aware that the dialogue is "ye olde english" as Shakespeare wrote, that might be off putting for some.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Film.

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    Genrib1
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    Visually stunning. This movie is like a work of art. Story of Macbeth. Great cast. Great director. Michael Fassbender is everywhere and kills it in this movie. Marion Cotillard kills it as well. I also believe Michael, Marion and the director are all working on the new Assassins Creed movie. So you can see them all work together before that releases in the end of the year. Try this movie out. You won't regret it.

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not my favorite Macbeth

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    TheProfessor
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    This film is visually amazing and has some of my favorite actors giving great performances (Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender), yet somehow I was bored with this film version of the play. Just not as good as other versions, such as Akira Kurosawa''s Throne of Blood. Only recommended for the visuals and performances, but the pacing is better in other film versions of the story.

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