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National Theatre Live: Macbeth

National Theatre Live: Macbeth is a movie starring Nadia Albina, Michael Balogun, and Stephen Boxer. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces...

Other Titles
NT Live: Macbeth, National Theater Live: Macbeth, ナショナル・シアター・ライヴ 2019 「マクベス」, National Theatre Live: Makbet
Running Time
3 hours 30 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama
Director
Rufus Norris
Writer
William Shakespeare
Actors
Nadia Albina, Anne-Marie Duff, Stephen Boxer, Michael Balogun
Country
UK
Year
2018
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Comments about drama «National Theatre Live: Macbeth» (20)

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Katherine F.

Macbeth is a play that's been performed in different forms for centuries. It's a movie, and the movie is set in a small village in England. The play itself is a classic in its own right. It's not very long, but it's enough to capture the atmosphere of the period. The best scene, for me, is when Macbeth learns of the man who murdered his mother. This scene is one of the most powerful in the movie. I think that was done because the audience has to really sympathize with Macbeth's character. If you're a Shakespeare buff, you will notice a lot of parallels. Macbeth is quite a figure, and Shakespeare uses him to show how even great men can be corrupted. The most notable are Macbeth's crimes in the original play, and his own crime in the movie. In the original play, he's a rich and powerful man who was scheming to kill the king, but in the movie, he's a prisoner in his own prison. Shakespeare's Macbeth is more human and less cruel than we usually see in his plays. He's not trying to kill anyone or get what he wants. Macbeth is only trying to help the king, and try to live a quiet and peaceful life. This is something that Shakespeare takes into the movie, and makes it more interesting. It's also more realistic, because the characters in the movie are not the rich and powerful king's soldiers. The king's soldiers are the ones who are trying to kill Macbeth, and the king's soldiers are the ones who are trying to help Macbeth. The movie's tone is set by this scene. It's dramatic, but also suspenseful. It's hard to get caught up in it, because it's not very original. The movie is also very dark, because it shows how a character can be corrupted by his own actions. It's not like a lot of movies nowadays that are more realistic than Shakespeare. In this case, Shakespeare's Macbeth is trying to survive the way he is. The fact that he doesn't succeed is quite obvious. I think that Shakespeare's Macbeth is one of the best movies of the genre. I don't think it's as good as Hamlet, but it's very close. It's more than enjoyable, and it has its dark moments. It's not great, but it's still very good.

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Matthew Contreras

I read the reviews and was very disappointed. The reviews from the critics were so many that I just assumed it was a bad movie. I didn't get it. I had just watched the "back to the future" trilogy of the first 3 films and that was the best movie ever made. The director's cut version of the "Macbeth" is the best version of the movie. I have always enjoyed watching the film and always wondered what it would be like to watch the director's cut version. So, I bought the Director's cut and had the great pleasure of watching it and to my surprise I was right. I was completely blown away by the quality of the movie. I will admit I was a little worried when I heard the original cast was leaving. I didn't know who would replace them but I had no worries. I was amazed to find out that those people were great actors. There was a very believable cast. The acting is superb. The casting was flawless. Everyone played their roles to the fullest. You could feel their pain. The cast was so believable and their emotions were just as real as if they were actors themselves. I am a big fan of Ian McKellen and I thought he was the perfect choice for the role of Macbeth. He is just as good as Laurence Olivier was in the play. The cinematography and production values were first class. There was a real feeling of the film. The sets were beautifully recreated and the location shots were great. I was not disappointed at all with the production value of the movie. The film is the best movie I have seen in a long time. I also am a big fan of Robin Williams. I am glad I watched this movie because it has been a long time since I have seen him in a good movie. I hope he does more movies and not just funny movies like Anchorman and Happy Gilmore. This is a must see movie. If you haven't seen it, I suggest you do. It will make you think.

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Frank L.

Here is a book I was very happy to get a copy of. The picture on the front cover is of the book cover, the back cover is of the play itself. The play itself is a bit of a letdown. The production is not as good as I thought it would be. The main reason is that the play is slow. The actors don't seem to have the same feel or enthusiasm in their delivery as they do in the original play. That said, the cast does a good job. Laurence Harvey and Jean Marsh are both good in their roles. I did feel a little irritated that they couldn't bring more emotion into the play. I also found the ending a little anticlimactic. But I liked the film and I'm glad I got to see it.

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Timothy

Here is my opinion of the 2001 film, "Macbeth." It is not a bad film, but not a great film. The film, directed by Sam Mendes, is a very ambitious, large-scale production with a lot of great actors, some of whom are actually great in the film, like Patricia Arquette, Owen Teague, and Jude Law. But, the production is very uneven, as the film does not focus much on the cast's performances, but more on the scenes where the cast appears. The film is a one-shot, and it doesn't necessarily make sense to make the same movie twice, as the film is too large to tell a coherent story from several short scenes. In the first act, the film is entertaining and is very well-done. In the second act, the film loses a lot of its charm. The film has a lot of impressive scenes, but the story is incoherent, and is difficult to follow. The story is told in a confusing manner, and is hard to follow. The film is far too long, and the ending is ambiguous. The film was filmed at the White House, and at the end of the film, the audience were not satisfied with the ending. I am very critical of film adaptations, because I feel they do not have the artistic value that the book does, and that they are hard to adapt to a film. The film is a good film, but I don't think it is the best film of the year.

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Angela Gonzalez

This is a well made film. I feel that the film could have been better but that it is only fair that people do not expect it to be great. The performances are fine. If you are in the mood for a film that will make you think, this is a good one. The film is an intense drama about the deaths of a King and Queen. This is the first play to be filmed in the UK and the film is beautiful. The cinematography is breathtaking. It is a must see film.

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Evelyn Kim

Some of the shots in this movie are great - like the one in the balcony of the wardrobe of Macbeth, or the way Macbeth approaches the witches. However, some shots were just plain boring, such as the one in the street of Edgeware with its flat look. The special effects were great, but the acting was mediocre. The only memorable performance was by Christopher Walken, who really did a great job. Overall, this movie was good, but I would not see it again. I give it a C.

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Anthony Martin

I have seen Macbeth on stage and on the screen and I am very impressed. This film was filmed in the same style as the stage play, which is quite unusual for a film. The cast was brilliant, but I must say that the actress playing Macbeth was the most convincing, in my opinion. I have watched the film about two times since it was made, and the film makes me feel like I know Macbeth better. If you have not seen this film, do not be put off by the fact that you don't know the plot, as it is a great film and really worth seeing.

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Martha

I'm not a great fan of the Macbeth novels, but I have to admit that I have read them several times. And I loved this movie! There are a lot of things I liked about this film. For one, the Macbeth's and Cotillard's performances are really great. And the acting is very well done. The film also had great cinematography. The use of the camera, the way the camera moves, the very well-made shot of the whole scene. I liked the different shots that the director used. There are some things I didn't like in the film, but the main thing that I didn't like was the plot. I know that the author has been making sequels for many years, and I know that he doesn't like to leave out some things. I'm not saying that he's evil, but he just didn't like to make it clear. I think that this is the main reason that I don't like this film. It is too easy to leave things out and leave things unclear. But I don't think that the plot is a problem that you should worry about. I don't think that this is the kind of film that you should wait to see, but it is good to see it because I really like this film. If you don't know who the author is, and you like the Macbeth's books, then you should see this film.

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Larry Medina

In the end, I found that Macbeth was really only the focus of my interest. A lot of people can complain that the other movies are better. Well, there is a good movie that everyone should see and one that I thought was better is a documentary that tells the story of Macbeth from his childhood in Denmark to his transformation into a madman in 1431. It was so well done and was very informative. Macbeth is one of those people that you will know after watching it. Even if it was the first time I had ever seen it, it still seemed to me that it was pretty well done. There are some changes that I thought were nice. For example, we don't see Macbeth sitting down to eat a meal with his fellow servants. It's just the servants eating and talking. I also thought the way Macbeth took his bed on a night of feasting was very strange. It was very weird. The other thing I thought was the way Macbeth did things, like getting angry, did seem a little bit too late. It just seemed a little bit to much for me. If you don't like the way Macbeth acts, I don't know what you're talking about. But if you like the movie, I think it's a good one. If you're interested in the story, I think it's well worth seeing.

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Julie L.

This is a terrific piece of cinema. It has great performances, incredible directing and editing, and has a terrific score. This movie is well worth seeing. Don't miss it.

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Dylan J.

Gale, and I have not seen a Macbeth since 1982. We saw this at a pre-screening in America, and while I was not as impressed as the majority, I think this is a good film. The first half hour is a bit slow, and the film is very dour and dark. It is very interesting to see people's reactions to the dramatic events of the story, and the different reactions of different people to the murder of Macbeth. The performances are fantastic, especially of Ben Kingsley, who gives the character of King Duncan a depth and grace that is unlike any other of his other roles. Kenneth Branagh, who plays Macbeth, is probably one of the best actors in the world. He is as good as I think any actor is, but he is the perfect choice for Macbeth, and he is truly a great actor. The supporting cast of the play is also wonderful, as we see that the King of England, Duncan, and the Duke of Norfolk are not the best people to have as rulers, but they make up for it by playing extremely good roles. The other performances are also great, and the scenes that are cut are great, and the film is not boring, which is an accomplishment. This film is a bit like the Shakespearean versions of Hamlet, and there is nothing wrong with that. It is also a very different version of Hamlet than most other Shakespearean adaptations, as it is darker, and it is more about the story than just the performance. But it is still a very good film, and I recommend it. 8/10

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Jonathan

Great "musical", amazing cinematography. My only complaint is that it could have been a little shorter and much more focused on the character of Macbeth. He doesn't seem to be the center of the story and it could have been a little more focused on him. I think that if the character of Macbeth had been more developed, it would have added a lot to the story. I also think that the director was a little too concerned with what the audience would expect and that it wasn't very accurate to the original play. I also think that there could have been a lot more historical information added to the story and maybe even some historical evidence that the King of France was actually known as King of England. Overall, a very good movie and I think that people should see it.

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Jessica L.

This movie is very different than what you would expect from a Shakespeare adaptation. It's more "dark" than the stage version. But it is still pretty good. I think this is one of the best stage adaptations ever made. It really does look like a movie, but it is really a play. So the movie and the stage version are really different. If you haven't seen the stage version, don't worry about that. It is a very good movie, but it isn't the one you would expect.

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Helen L.

So I went to see Macbeth last night with a couple of friends and we all got really excited about this film. When the first song started to play, my friend said, "I think we have to leave now, it's not going to be good". At this point my friend and I looked at each other and said "We mustn't leave. Let's go see it". I was in love with this film from the moment it started. It was a lot of fun. The cast was amazing and the music was brilliant. All the actors in the film did an excellent job. I really enjoyed this film and I can't wait to see it again. This is one of the best films I have ever seen and I'm glad I went and saw it. This is one of my all time favourite films and I hope you all will see it as well.

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Jane G.

It's a shame that all the naysayers out there, the ones who complain about it being a "chick flick" or something, didn't give it a chance. All the performances were great. the dialogue was great. the acting was good. the scenery was beautiful. the set was excellent. the costumes were perfect. the sets were perfect.the sets were beautiful. the lighting was perfect. The most perfect movie ever made. As far as the critics are concerned, why is it they just never hear or see anything that isn't negative. When was the last time you saw a movie that was good? The "Art House" crowd hates movies. It's all about how they look, how they play. They hate movies that don't fit into their political agenda. They want to see movies that are "artsy". What are they thinking? It's not that art-house types like it or not. It's just that they don't see films like this. They want to see films that are "artsy". That's the reason why they love to see films like this. It's not art. It's entertainment. And that's what we need more of these days. If you haven't seen it, do it!

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Jennifer

While not the best film of the year, I still felt it was worth watching. It was shot beautifully, especially the rooftop scenes. If you are a fan of the play, you will love the film. It is full of dialogue that is both difficult to understand and enjoyable to watch. The cast was excellent. Loved a lot of the actors. The story of Macbeth was interesting and the violence was intense. The story line is told in an unpretentious way, which I liked. The final fight between Macbeth and Macduff was absolutely fantastic, and a good example of how the story was told. The music was very atmospheric, especially the beautiful ballad "Kiss of the Dagger". I hope to see this film again and would recommend it to anyone. It is a great film to watch in the theatre, as well as on the big screen.

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Kathleen Robertson

This was a great movie. It was the best I have seen. I recommend it to anyone who likes historical movies.

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Brittany M.

I think the key to this film is that there are no two views. Every actor is doing his or her own version of the play. There are no two views of the characters, there are only one. Everyone knows what the play is about, everyone has their own version of how it should be done. You have to work at it, and see it from different perspectives. That's what this film is about. You can't look at it from one side or the other. This film is about Shakespeare, it's about the people, it's about the culture. If you have an open mind and don't expect an open ending, you will enjoy this film.

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Bobby R.

I can't believe that this film is so popular in the US. This is a good drama, but it's not great. It is a good film that deserves to be seen. I am a big fan of Shakespeare and this is a good film about Shakespeare. The performances are good, the directing is good, the costumes are good, the sets are good, and the script is good. I think this is the best film to see Shakespeare on screen since HOPEFUL. It is a good film, but not a great film.

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Cynthia P.

A classic Shakespearean tale about the man and the beast, the age, and the legend, "Macbeth" is the story of Duncan, a poor fisherman's son, who is haunted by the murder of his father. Duncan is later diagnosed with a severe and severe form of melancholia, which comes in the form of a severe case of Stockholm Syndrome, a condition in which a person loses all of their inhibitions and feelings, and they begin to act in an insane manner, like Duncan, who after years of being treated by his mother (played by Sarah Miles), begins to act out his dreams. After his mother's death, Duncan starts to fall for a woman (played by Sarah-Jane Barry) who's mother was the murderer. Duncan becomes more and more disturbed, and he starts to take up the sword, which is given to him by the now dead mother, and he ends up killing her, but not before the mother's brother (played by Anthony Hopkins) gets murdered by Duncan. Duncan also starts to kill people and people start to see him as the new dark age, and Duncan is now the new monster, the dark age. "Macbeth" is a great Shakespearean drama, the story is quite entertaining and well done, the actors and actresses do a great job with the Shakespearean story, and the special effects are incredible. The special effects are very realistic and the acting is very good. This is a great film, and I highly recommend it. * out of *