Denzel Washington's new film has managed to win the minds and hearts completely of 100% of the critics who saw it.
Denzel Washington is among the most consistent actors of the day. Ever since he started his movie career he has been a Hollywood staple and household name.
His latest film The Tragedy of Macbeth is a testament to his consistency as it scored stellar reviews. According to critics, The Tragedy of Macbeth is a superb watch deserving of a solid 100% on the aggregate site, Rotten Tomatoes.
The Joel Coen directed film is an adaptation of the Shakespeare play. It utilizes simplistic visuals with modern black and white photography in a tall 1.37:1 aspect ratio.
Denzel Washington takes on the lead role of Macbeth in the film with Francis McDormand alongside him as Lady Macbeth. Other members of the cast include Corey Hawkins as Macduff, Brendan Gleeson as King Duncan, Harry Melling as Malcolm, and Kathryn Hunter as the witches.
Critics praised the onscreen chemistry between Washington and McDormand.
Both actors have hauled an impressive list of accolades in their careers.
McDormand, the three-time Academy Award winner, gave her best performance yet in this film according to Critics.
Washington, who is a two-time Academy winner, also managed high praises for his "nuanced take on the darkly fated character."
The critics' consensus on Rotten Tomatoes reads:
Led by a stellar Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth strips the classic story down to its visual and narrative essentials.
The film premiered at the 2021 New York Film Festival on September 24. It will have its theatrical release on December 25 2021 by A24. It will then be available for streaming on Apple TV+ on January 14, 2022.