Macbeth (2007) 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… 2007-07-15 Unrated PT109M Sam Worthington Truly Indie
Movie Review

Macbeth (2007)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
THE WRIGHT STUFF Worthington and Victoria Hill, part of the ''rock star'' Shakespeare Company assembled by the Aussie director for his update of Macbeth
Image credit: Ken George
THE WRIGHT STUFF Worthington and Victoria Hill, part of the ''rock star'' Shakespeare Company assembled by the Aussie director for his update of Macbeth
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Jul 15, 2007; Rated: Unrated; Length: 109 Minutes; With: Sam Worthington; Distributor: Truly Indie

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+

Originally posted Jul 04, 2007 Published in issue #943 Jul 13, 2007 Order article reprints