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Movie Review: Coriolanus

Ralph Fiennes’ ferocious adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s least-knownplays has been calibrated for present-tense relevance: the directorcasts himself as the resentful, battle-scarred general of a war-tornnation battling media spin and the machinations of duplicitouspoliticians.

Coriolanus


  • Genre: Drama

  • Director: Ralph Fiennes

  • Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox

  • Rate: *** 1/2




Ralph Fiennes’ ferocious adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s least-known plays has been calibrated for present-tense relevance: the director casts himself as the resentful, battle-scarred general of a war-torn nation battling media spin and the machinations of duplicitous politicians. Expert support from Jessica Chastain, Vanessa Redgrave and, surprisingly, Gerard Butler -— as Fiennes’ equally combat-savvy nemesis -— gives the film dramatic heft to balance its scattered action flick moves.

 
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