Macbeth 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… Macbeth 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