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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: I thought I would put least enjoyable rather than "worst". I am sure there are worse films in terms of cinamatography or acting. There are a few problems with this film. Number one is the trailer (and the cover from the look of it) - it promises tons of slick action.
Conclusion: I studied this play for my school leaving exams 30 years ago. We were informed by our (arrogant) English teacher that Coriolanus was Shakwspeare's "worst play". despite that criticism, I enjoyed studying it, and so was intrigued when I heard that this modern day version had been released.
Conclusion: Brilliant! after watching 'TITUS' Anthony Hopkins 'MERCANT OF VENICE' Al Pacino thought id give CORIOLANUS a watch and enjoyed it very much, thought setting it in modern times was great, John Snow reporting on the war for tv, tanks rolling into cities, explosions, gun fire ect made it almost...
Conclusion: I found this riveting and a good production but will this be lost on people who think its a war film and buy it as such? It takes good concentration to absorb this plot and the true Shakesperian dialogue.