Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth (2017)

Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 14, 2017
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cath Clarke
Time Out

This brilliantly feminist British indie film plunges a cold, sharp knife into the back of bonnet dramas.

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Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

Lady Macbeth mostly operates within established period conventions, but draws fresh blood from antique material thanks to a sparky cast, subtle nods to contemporary race and gender issues, and a hefty shot of gothic melodrama.

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Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

It's a very grown-up film.

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Eric Kohn
indieWire

"Lady Macbeth" reveals the essence of its plot in the title, but the dark twists of the thrilling narrative still manage to surprise.

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Wenlei Ma
News.com.au

Lady Macbeth will not end up being seen by many - a period film based on a Russian novel based on Shakespeare isn't a box office draw - which is a shame because it's just such a hauntingly confronting film.

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Damien Straker
Impulse Gamer

Florence Pugh's performance and the film's unexpected approach to freewill and combating repression should suffice for an audience wanting their period dramas to be tougher and grittier than they expected.

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Guy Lodge
Variety

Florence Pugh announces herself as a major talent to watch in William Oldroyd's impressively tough-minded Victorian tragedy.

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CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

Every stitch of every bloomer and ruff feels authentic but the energy feels current, even though the cinematography and editing is formal and precise. Crisp, thrilling, sometimes very funny, and sharp as milk thistle.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Theatre director William Oldroyd distinguishes himself with this feature debut, demonstrating a strong cinematic instinct, letting images work; they speak volumes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Sean Thomas
Although the later parts of the film suffer from some pacing issues, Lady MacBeth is a gripping film with a very unique sense of realism.