Shakespearean tragedy about pride, betrayal and revenge set in a modern setting
a customer , 01 Dec 2013, LOVEFiLM
1 December 2013
Summary: What a great film! Excellent acting, direction, cinematography and music, and a script by none else than Shakespeare. You can tell if a film is well directed and produced by the first five minutes and this film is no exception. In the first five minutes you know you will watch a great film. Pride, betrayal, revenge are the main themes of the film which invariably lead to tragedy and destruction.
Summary: The thing about setting Shakespeare in a modern setting is that it makes the visuals more immediate and relevant. However you still need to be able to make sense of the language and, for me, that remains a struggle. You can't 'casually' watch this - the words demand your full attention if you want to understand what is happening, It may be well made but I'm not sure who the target audience is.
Summary: I thought the concept of this film was exciting and accessible. There was a lot of blood and guts, but it is about war, and showed a lot of what would have taken place offstage in the original play. A good use of the cinema to add to the visceral impact of an already compelling story of the flip side of hero-worship. Using breaking news items on the television for explication was as stroke of genius.
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: Not tosh, but only for Shakespeare lovers I should think. Well shot and full of stars but an entire play of the Bard on film. If you are into learning about him then this may be a good start, but it is not for everyone.
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.