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The Tragedy of Macbeth

"Furious and flee, emotional and elemental, Joel Coen's stripped-down take on the Scottish play instantly secures its place among the most audacious modern screen adaptations of Shakespeare."
— Hollywood Reporter

Emotions rage unchecked and time is running out in Joel Coen’s propulsive, boldly cinematic adaptation of The Tragedy of Macbeth — a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning.

In his first solo outing as a director, Coen strips Shakespeare’s iconic and much adapted play to its rawest psychological dimensions. Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand are a late middle-aged Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in this faithful yet inventive, high-velocity vision of the tragedy. They are older, warier, more urgently striving against a merciless clock as they seize together upon a final opportunity for power. Then, they unleash carnage. It the headlong spiral of chaos that follows, their hopes for one another unravel and regret enshrouds every inch of their wrecked world.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Alex Hassell, Bertie Carvel, Brendan Gleeson, Corey Hawkins

Director: Joel Coen

Rating: Rated R

Runtime: 107 minutes

Genre: Adaptation, Drama, POC

Year: 2021

Country: United States

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