Anarchy

Anarchy

Anarchy

Cymbeline, one of William Shakespeare’s lesser-known dramas, is reinvented through the world of dirty cops and drug-dealing bike gangs. Directed by Michael Almereyda – who stays true to Shakespeare’s language as with 2000’s contemporary Hamlet – and stars Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, Anton Yelchin and Ethan Hawke.

2014Rating: MA15+97 minsUSA
Drama

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Anarchy / Reviews

Variety

Variety

The film dazzles with its colors and textures, practically worshipping those jet-black leather jackets, while letting Ed Harris' eyes express what no monologue possibly could.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Has been branded a tragedy, a tragicomedy and a romance, and Mr. Almereyda embraces all three categories. The movie is by turns grim, grimly amusing and romantic, sometimes at once.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Almereyda's sweeping cuts take material that was already problematic and render it almost nonsensical.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A mash-up of social media shortcomings and Shakespearean tragedy that becomes as much a tale of cinematic ambition gone awry as anything the Bard intended.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Primarily, what this moody contemporary update does is expose the play as a second-rate Romeo and Juliet that just wasn't made for these times.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Cymbeline's familiar Elizabethan tropes do not translate well to a modern context, nor do the constant references to 'Caesar' or 'Romans.'

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