Ken George
Lisa Schwarzbaum
June 29, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Macbeth

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
110 minutes
Wide Release Date
12/04/15
performer
Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, David Thewlis, Sean Harris
director
Justin Kurzel
genre
Drama, War

We gave it a B+

The words belong to Mr. Shakespeare. All else in this Macbeth is the pleasurably fevered invention of brash Australian director Geoffrey Wright, who turned Russell Crowe into a star 15 years ago with Romper Stomper and who now turns a Scottish revenge play into a sexy, bloody gangland showdown set in present-day Melbourne. For kinks, the three witches are naughty rave-teens. And for kicks, the cast, led by Sam Worthington (Somersault), is consciously chosen for its beauty, each player a brawling rock star in his own mind. B+

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