The Tragedy of Macbeth

I have watched this movie once. This was on .


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.

The Tragedy of Macbeth


Difficult to enjoy Shakespeare’s English, like watching a foreign language movie without subtitles. You’re left relying on visual storytelling, the skills of the actors and direction to lead the viewer.

I appreciate the filmmaking, especially considering it was all filmed on a sound stage. The MC Escher-esque set design flooded with light and costume design were highlights. Denzel Washington was commanding and the three witches were harrowing.

Aside from the striking black & white cinematography, I really did not enjoy this. Unless you’re an English major, I struggle to see how to enjoy this.