Conclusion: Credit Ralph Fiennes with taking a giant risk in filming and updating one of Shakespeare's most notable historical tragedies. 'Coriolanus' is an impressive production, filled with gritty scenes of conflict, relevant themes, and fine performances by a stellar cast, but unless you're a true...
Conclusion: Ralph Fiennes displays admirable ambition, but modest craft in his modern interpretation of one of Shakespeare's least-known dramas. Coriolanus is a challenging film whose intrigue is swiftly lost in the bold contrast between its words and uninspired visions.
Excerpt: Coriolanus is the directorial debut for Ralph Fiennes, who also stars in the film as the titular character. It’s a straight adaptation of one of the more obscure plays by William Shakespeare, remade here under the framework of a modern action movie.
Excerpt: William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus is the story of a peerless soldier undone twice: first by an inability to stir any tenderness in his soul when he’s made a leader of men, then by a late-arriving overabundance of that tenderness.