Synopsis: Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
Genre: Drama, History, War
Director(s): Justin Kurzel
Production: The Weinstein Company
  3 wins & 20 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

When shall we three meet again?

In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

When the hurly-burly's done.

When the battle's lost and won.

Where the place?

Upon the battlefield,

there to meet with Macbeth.

Fair is foul, and foul is fair.

Hover through the fog and filthy air.

(All roar)

(Sound muted)


(Sound muted)

(Grunting and groaning)

(Lennox) Doubtful it stood,

as two spent swimmers

that do cling together

and choke their art.

'The merciless Macdonwald

from the Western Isles

'of kerns and gallowglasses

is supplied.'

And fortune,

on his damned quarrel smiling,

showed like a rebel's whore.

But all's too weak,

for brave Macbeth -

well he deserves that name -

disdaining fortune,

with his brandished steel

which smoked with bloody execution,

like valour's minion

carved out his passage

till he faced the slave

which ne'er shook hands

nor bade farewell to him

till he unseamed him

from the nave to the chops

and fixed his head

upon our battlements.

And, to conclude,

victory fell on us.

Valiant Macbeth.

Worthy gentleman.

Great happiness.

Whence cam'st thou, noble Prince?

From Fife, great King,

where Norwegian banners flout the sky

and fan our people cold,

assisted by that most disloyal traitor,

the Thane of Cawdor.

God save the King!

No more that Thane of Cawdor

shall deceive our bosom interest.

Go pronounce his present death

and with his former title

greet Macbeth.

I'll see it done.

What he hath lost,

noble Macbeth hath won.

So foul and fair a day

I have not seen.

(Banquo) What are these?

Live you or are you aught

that man may question?

Speak, if you can.

What are you?


Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis.


Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor.

All hail, Macbeth,

that shalt be king hereafter.

Good sir,

why do you start and seem to fear

things that do sound so fair?

My noble partner

you greet with present grace

and great prediction

of noble having and of royal hope

that he seems rapt withal.

To me you speak not.

Hail, lesser than Macbeth

and greater.

Not so happy yet much happier.

Thou shalt get kings

though thou be none.

So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo.

(Young witch) 'Banquo and Macbeth,

'all hail.'

Stay, you imperfect speakers.

Tell me more.

Say from whence you owe

this strange intelligence

and why, upon this blasted heath,

you stop our way

with such prophetic greeting.

Speak, I charge you.

The earth hath bubbles as the water has,

and these are of them.

Whither are they vanished?

Into the air,

and what seemed corporal

melted as breath into the wind.

Would they had stayed.

Were such things here

as we do speak about?

Or have we eaten on the insane root

that takes the reason prisoner?

Your children shall be kings.

You shall be king.

And Thane of Cawdor too.

Went it not so?

To the selfsame tune and words.

The King hath happily received,


the news of thy success.

As thick as hail

came post from post

and every one did bear thy praises,

in his kingdom's great defence,

and poured them down before him.

And we are sent to give thee

from our royal master thanks.

And, for an earnest of a greater honour,

he bade me from him

call thee Thane of Cawdor.

The Thane of Cawdor lives.

Why do you dress me

in borrowed robes?

Treasons capital, confessed and proved,

have overthrown him.

(Macbeth) Do you not hope

your children shall be kings

when those that gave

the Thane of Cawdor to me

promised no less to them?

That trusted home might yet

enkindle you unto the crown

besides the Thane of Cawdor.

But 'tis strange,

and oftentimes,

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Todd Louiso

Todd Louiso (born January 27, 1970) is an American film actor and film director best known for his role as timid record store clerk Dick in High Fidelity, opposite Jack Black and John Cusack. Louiso directed his first film in 2002, the acclaimed Love Liza with Philip Seymour Hoffman. He has had supporting roles in films like The Rock, Apollo 13, Jerry Maguire, Scent of a Woman and Thank You for Smoking. In 2012, his film Hello I Must Be Going was selected as the opening night film of the Sundance Film Festival. An adaptation he did of Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard with his writing partner Jacob Koskoff was released in 2015. more…

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