The Tragedy of Macbeth

1971 • 140 minutes
3.8
24 reviews
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Roman Polanski presents his nightmarish vision of Shakespeare's classic tragedy about the lust for power-and its bloody consequences. Jon Finch is Macbeth, the Scottish war hero whose insane ambitionunleashes a cycle of violence. Prompted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth is goaded by his Lady (Francesca Annis) into slaying King Duncan (Nicholas Selby) and assuming his throne. Macbeth plunges further into murder and moral decay to keep the unsteady crown on his head. Whilehis wife crumbles away in guilt and madness, the haunted Macbeth fights to prevent another dark forecast which may doom him. Filmed in rugged North Wales, Polanski's MACBETH is a tale told by a master, full of sound and fury-and genius! MPAA Rating: R © 1971, renewed 1999 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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3.8
24 reviews
Dave Teves
May 13, 2020
This is a Shakespeare play so there should automatically be English subtitles! It's ridiculous how this movie has subtitles for more than 5 languages except for Shakespeare's very own. Might as well buy the movie from Criterion. The film itself is fantastic. Buy and watch a better copy, one with Eng subs!
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Hilda Aguilera
October 29, 2021
Excelente version. Excelente diccion. Buen contexto historico.
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A Google user
September 6, 2016
Its really nice..
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