Revengers Tragedy
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Revengers Tragedy
Revenge, obsession, and the morally ambiguous aristocracy are targets of this adaptation by director Alex Cox of the 17th century dark comic play Revengers Tragedy, written by Shakespeare contemporary Thomas Middleton. The vindictive and mentally unstable Vindici (Christopher Eccleston) has returned to the grimy streets of a post-apocalyptic Liverpool in order to attempt to bring ruin to the ruling family led by the Duke (Derek Jacobi). The Duke was personally responsible for the death of Vindici's fiancée ten years previously when the woman would not yield to the Duke's sexual… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Probably destined to join Cox's other films (Sid and Nancy, Repo Man) as a cult favorite."
‑ Doug Knoop, Seattle Times
"Could use a few things -- like, I dunno, maybe life, skill, comprehension and the wisdom of knowing that jokes and a sense of humour are not the same thing."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
"A gloriously over-the-top revenge comedy-drama that could attract a cult following."
‑ Mark Adams, Hollywood Reporter
"Ultimately annoys as much as it exhilarates."
‑ Jamie Russell, BBC
"Cox is laughing and enjoying all the twisted ridiculousness of it all."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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