Excerpt: According to your profile, sopranogl, you teach "Language Arts 7", and yet you find Shakespeare's language "BLOATED" and "CONFUSING". There was a time -- not so long ago -- when anyone with a basic liberal arts education understood that Shakespeare's is writing perhaps the most verbally dextrous, densely significant and, above all, influential in the English language.
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: ...so perhaps I'm not the best critic.... Oh, well: here goes: The Blu-ray.com reviewer gave high marks for Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut, "Coriolanus," so I thought -- having disposable income -- I'll buy it and give it a spin. (Damn blind-buys....) I enjoyed this film...but only because I watched it with the subtitles. I had fallen asleep TWICE when trying to watch it..
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.
Excerpt: Here in Brasil this movie was released in Blu-ray in the 1.85:1 screen format. THE MOVIE WAS MUTILATED! This is a constant BAD thing made by the "BRASILIANS boss". They are just IDIOTS, like a lot of brasilian people! They don´t respect what the directors made, but most of people don´t understand what are the video formats that exists. So, for these kind of people doesn´t matter if they are loosing a part of the scene or the video quality is worst.
Summary: Jag kände mig väldigt lurad när jag såg Coriolanus; ingenstans i beskrivningen står det att filmen utspelar sig i nutid, dessutom är replikerna i Shakespeare-stil (filmen baserar sig på verket "Coriolanus" av Shakespeare), vilket jag alltid tyckt är lite jobbigt eftersom dialogerna känns konstlade.