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: R
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Release Date: July 14, 2017
DVD Release Date: October 17, 2017
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lady Macbeth flashes some surprising toughness beneath its period exterior, bolstered by a mesmerizing -- and unforgiving -- central performance by Florence Pugh.

Bob Mondello

[Florence] Pugh is mesmerizing.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Director William Oldroyd delivers a taut and well-paced period drama elevated by Pugh's riveting performance.

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Courtney Howard

Director William Oldroyd's adaptation is an oxymoron of sorts, burning with rage and desire, yet so bone-chilling it gives frostbite.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

The brazenness of her actions and opacity of her emotions suggest a tragic heroine in the grand tradition ... but the film lacks the propulsive drive to make her fate moving.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A fascinating portrait of empowerment gone awry.

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Stephen Danay
Under the Radar

For all the murder and mayhem that ultimately ensue, Lady Macbeth is a quiet, measured film.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Pugh is a wrecking crew, communicating pure malevolence with a simple glance, but always keeping her composure. She may be evil, but she's first and foremost a lady.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It is to die for.

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Rob Lowman
Los Angeles Daily News

The story of female oppression from William Oldroyd ... walks a careful line as the beauty who had been kept cooped up by her husband begins to show her strength.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
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Florence Pugh is a revelation, delivering an astonishing performance in this tense, slow-burning period drama about a woman compelled by dark circumstances to… More
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.
Nate Zoebl
Cool, calculating, impassioned, and razor-sharp in its shrewd storytelling, the period film Lady Macbeth is worthy of the title of Shakespeare's… More
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