Summary: Coriolanus is not for everyone, in fact many people will likely hate it. I can't say I particularly loved the film, but it features many admirable qualities nonetheless. The cinematography is really good. Although it borrows heavily from it's Shakespearean roots, making it hard to understand, the script and solid and the actors deliver it wonderfully. The performances are all top-notch, Vanessa Redgrave in particular is stunning; she steals every scene she's in.
Summary: The performances are great - but unless you have an ear for Shakespeare, this is probably not the movie for you. I liked it well enough, but it does take some adjusting to get used to the flow. If you're in the right frame of mind, give it a shot.
Summary: Most everyone puts in a good acting effort. I can't say much positive about the rest, though. The directing and editing had me dizzy and confused about the action and story. The fast-spouted 'Shakespear' dialogue only added to the confusion, because I am not used to hearing that type of speech.
Summary: Coriolanus is a great soldier of Rome. When he is about to take the consulship of the city, the politician-manipulated mass gone mad at him, betraying and condemning him from Rome. He then joins force with the enemy to take revenge. *** From a Shakespearean story to great actors playing the characters, this film come with excellence.
Excerpt: Coriolanus is the directorial debut of Ralph Fiennes, who plays as Marcius Coriolanus. With the end of Harry potter series, it seems that Ralph Fiennes has entered to take a movie on his own hand. Without making any experimentation, he has chosen a tragedy drama written by William Shakespeare during the period 1608.
Summary: Oder: Theater im modernen Rom "...und jetzt schau'n alle mal gaaanz böse!" *klick* Rom, Anfang des 4 Jahrhunderts vor Christus: Das römische Volk ist in Aufruhr, Hauptzielscheibe ist der hochmütige General Caius Martius (Ralph Fiennes). Seine Verachtung für das Volk führt dazu, dass sich die Volsker, angeführt durch Caius' Erzfeind Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler), zu einem Aufstand versammeln. Kommt jetzt mein Lapdance?