Lady Macbeth

2017 • 89 minutes
3.8
67 reviews
88%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family is cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband's estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Rating
R
3.8
67 reviews
Christi Nash
January 14, 2018
Beautifully filmed with slow burning tension, I moved from feeling great pity for Katherine - who was clearly being abused by her husband and father-in-law, to becoming increasingly aware of her off-handed cruelty to Anna and then wondering why Sebastian was being such a creep about the little boy being around. I also wondered about the symbolism of the cat, as it finally moved to sit at the table...so I read a synopsis of the story this film is based on (no it's not Shakespeare's Macbeth obviously, it's a 19th century Russian short story) and honestly wondered why they didn't keep the original ending. I think the film would have been better if it had been 20 minutes longer and revealed the true character of "Sebastian" instead of making Katherine look utterly evil.
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Stanzi McWang
October 5, 2017
Not your typical Hollywoods movie. The lower ratings makes me believe that people had no clue what they're walking into. This movie plays out like a play. The lead, played by Florence Pugh, gives a fantastic breakout performance. The movie is comparable to Unfaithful, except in the 19th Century.
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Muuka Muyumba
August 16, 2019
This is a searing dramatization of the life of a English provincial woman with no love in her life after a dowry marriage. Florence Pugh is a pugnation manipulator who winds her way from ingenue in quick succession. This a great performance piece for Pugh who will star in the upcoming Marvel's Black Widow in May 2020.
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