Saturday, 23 May 2015

CANNES REPORT - KURZEL'S MACBETH


Shakespeare's Macbeth isn't exactly all sunshine and roses, and thus it's somewhat fitting that the critical reaction toward Justin Kurzel's adaptation shouldn't be either. It's reportedly as brutal as one would expect a version of this play to be from the director of Snowtown; critics remark on the artistic risks of Kurzel's proposition, finding some more successful than others. There's mixed reaction on the whole toward the lead performances from Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender, though most reviewers are typically impressed by the work of these two estimable actors.

Peter Bradshaw at The Guardian
David Jenkins at Little White Lies
David Sexton at Evening Standard
Guy Lodge at Variety
Leslie Felperin at The Hollywood Reporter
Robbie Collin at the Telegraph
Kaleem Aftab at IndieWire
Screen Daily