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: 32% 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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Lisa Twang
The New Paper (Singapore)

Ah, another modern Shakespearean adaptation with Elizabethan dialogue and guns. But Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet this is not.

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Peter Sobczynski

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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Lisa Rosman

Haunting and richly layered, tis such stuff as dreams are made on.

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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.

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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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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