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The classic legend of honor and betrayal has been astonishingly re-imagined in this exhilarating action thriller that wields a profound relevance for today. Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' (star and director Ralph Fiennes) is a feared and revered Roman General, suddenly pitted against his own city and fellow citizens. Rebelling against the power-hungry designs of his manipulative mother (Vanessa Redgrave) and rejected by his own people, Coriolanus incites a riot that expels him from Rome. The banished hero joins forces with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to exact his revenge -- and determine his destiny.
Coriolanus is unexpectedly well-played. It goes for a more natural style where the action is blended with the environment and the dialogue is acted out rather than recited. Read morePublished 6 days ago by rbrogan3
Amazing modern adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy. Both Fiennnes and Butler deliver haunting performances of warriors locked in a titanic fight to the end.Published 12 days ago by William T. James, Jr.
I remember being bored in college, spending a few hours looking for a GOOD movie to watch. Saw two good actors and thought, 'jackpot'! Read morePublished 16 days ago by There goes the neighborhood.
I really hated the Shakespeare dialogue it was very unappealing and I turned it off after five minutes. I would not recommend this movie to anyone and am sad I had to pay for it!Published 1 month ago by sharon mcmahan
I sort of hate to recommend Shakespeare to anybody who is not already a fan. This film is set in modern-day Europe but stays true to Shakespeare's original language and plot about... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Charles Ott