Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in this Joel Coen's bold and fierce adaptation - a tale of murder, madness ambition, and wrathful cunning. A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.
R, 105 min.
"Phenomenally dark and wicked, Coen's The Tragedy of Macbeth is the most worthy adaptation of a Shakespearean work that has been seen on screen in years." - Shadow and Act
"Joel Coen's triumphant film of Shakespeare's tragedy astounds on every level, with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, two acting titans, playing an aging couple taking their last shot at murderous ambition. You can't take your eyes off them." - ABC News
"It's stage-bound in all the right ways, reminiscent of a much earlier cinema, when filmmakers barely stepped outdoors and wielded magic with shadow and light on soundstages. It's short, sharp and savage." - Time Out