Cymbeline
Cymbeline (2015)

This is a gritty story of a take-no-prisoners war between dirty cops and a drug-dealing biker gang. When extortion, betrayal, and fiery passions threaten his criminal empire, a drug kingpin is driven to desperate measures in this explosive… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 13, 2015
DVD Release Date: May 19, 2015
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anthony Lane
New Yorker

What we get-a bitty and begrimed romance-has a lyrical sway of its own, and, even if some of the cast seem lost in the lines, Hawke returns to save the day, and the movie.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

A mash-up of social media shortcomings and Shakespearean tragedy that becomes as much a tale of cinematic ambition gone awry as anything the Bard intended.

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Joe Bendel
Epoch Times

Of course, Ed Harris as a leather-jacket-wearing biker monarch blasting away with an assault rifle gives Almereyda a solid base to work from.

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Peter Sobczynski
RogerEbert.com

A conceptually weak and dramatically muddled mess that has acquired a game and good cast and then given them precious little to do.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

The film has moments of real wit and stylish brutality, but its nods to modernity (motorcycles, iPads, Google) just feel like self-conscious stunts.

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Tommaso Tocci
The Film Stage

Almereyda is back at it fourteen years later with Cymbeline, a dramatically clunkier Shakespeare play, both in and of itself and for the challenges it presents to a modern adaptation.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

If too many filmmakers try to amp up the excitement in Shakespeare with movie magic, Almereyda goes to the opposite extreme in Cymbeline.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

"Cymbeline" has been branded a tragedy, a tragicomedy and a romance, and Mr. Almereyda embraces all three categories. The movie is by turns grim, grimly amusing and romantic, sometimes at once.

Glen Falkenstein
FILMINK (Australia)

Cymbeline's familiar Elizabethan tropes do not translate well to a modern context, nor do the constant references to 'Caesar' or 'Romans.'

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Flixster Audience Score: 13% Flixster User Reviews
Dann Michalski
A gritty, modern adaption of the Shakespearean play, Cymbeline is a compelling tale of hubris and tragedy. After his daughter secretly marries one of his… More