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Macbeth 2006

Macbeth ★½ 2006

MacBeth as gangster tale? Interesting idea but it loses much in translation. Director Wright moves the action to modern day Melbourne, where MacBeth (Worthington) whacks his boss Duncan (Sweet), as well as anyone he thinks is a threat. Lacking in subtlety, too dark, too gloomy, too stylish, and oc casionally too campy for its own good. But other than that, it's fine. Weak ripoff of better gangster movies with a slightly more ambitious pedigree. 109m/C DVD . AU Sam Worthington, Victoria Hill, Lachy Hulme, Gary Sweet, Steve Bastoni; D: Geoffrey Wright; W: Victoria Hill, Geoffrey Wright; C: William Gibson; M: John Clifford White.

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