Director Joel Coen’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Scottish play, starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand. 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.
“There is no comfort in Coen’s vision, but his rigor — and Washington’s vigor — are never less than exhilarating.” — A.O. Scott, New York Times
“Scenes flow into one another with a swiftness and elegance that builds its own momentum. Rarely have these nightmarish events seemed more inevitable.” — Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
“The pursuit of power by any means necessary – and the moral injury that ensues – feels both ancient and urgently new, especially when it’s animated by the artistry and acute intelligence on display here.” — Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
Joel Coen, William Shakespeare
Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Alex Hassell