Macbeth

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    November 1, 2013


    What the popular press said...

    "Dark and dismal. ... Ponderous and gaudy."
    Ben Brantley for New York Times

    "Someone wicked this way comes. It’s Ethan Hawke and he wreaks bloody murder in 'Macbeth.'"
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "It’s almost enough to make you believe that the Scottish play really is cursed."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "At the center of the production, though, is a very small portrayal of 'Macbeth' by Ethan Hawke."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "A long, loud and disappointing effort."
    Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey

    "The human drama is correspondingly dwarfed, thanks to a mixed bag of disharmonious acting styles led by Ethan Hawke’s underpowered take on the title role."
    David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter

    "His (Ethan Hawke) is a phlegmatic 'Macbeth,' too apathetic to convey the ferocious ambition driving this tragic hero’s murderous deeds. And his muffled diction makes hash of Shakespeare’s poetry."
    Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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