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Overall Rating
3.27

Awesome: 7.69%
Worth A Look: 15.38%
Just Average73.08%
Pretty Crappy: 3.85%
Sucks: 0%

3 reviews, 8 user ratings


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by Greg Muskewitz

"Call It Hammy."
3 stars

The first recent Shakespeare modernization not to feature Julia Stiles at all!

And if the transplanted title does no justice in making clear which of the Bard’s plays this is, it might be a helpful fact to know most of the movie’s action takes place in or around the fast-food joint McBeth’s. Set in the 1970s, the inventive blueprint for the conception of a Drive-Thru is the motivation for lots of secrecy, murder, back-stabbing, and all of the other ingredients (plus MSG) of a Shakespearean play. Although the story of “Macbeth” has comedic situations and barbed elements, in essence, it is a tragedy and thus by entirely renovating it into a pure laffy-taffy comedy, the vehicle is strained. The burden is further enhanced inasmuch as director Billy Morrissette takes the anserousness of the comedy too seriously and in his head, still thinks of it as the Master’s prose. The movie has its share of witty, original translations — if not already apparent through the diversity and recklessness of the casting. One of the better pairings, in the wrong context, is with Timothy “Speed” Levitch and Andy Dick as part of the dumbed down Explanatory Chorus and mischievous orbs or sorts. (The trio is completed by the indifferent Amy Smart.) Preference, of course, is given to the bumbling, distracted and Epicurean Christopher Walken, whose autonomous fission almost grants him his own movie.

With James Le Gros and Maura Tierny.

[Redeemable.]

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User Comments

1/12/07 danny wolfe sikk ass movie yo!....da bomb!!! yo!!!!! 4 stars
5/24/05 Tanzenqueen I've written an MA paper on it-- Great for Papers. 5 stars
3/21/03 Titus Clever, well done, and quite fun to watch. 4 stars
1/04/03 TheBomb69 eh, I don't see what all the fuss is about, not real funny 2 stars
11/25/02 Kyle Maura Tierney is GREAT! But overall, I found the movie mediocre. 3 stars
11/20/02 Reini Urban Better than Polanski's. A must see for you college types 4 stars
10/03/01 Jay McInerney Hilarious! Dark subtle humor on more than one level 5 stars
10/03/01 Mark Casey I liked it better than your critics, but I lived in rural PA in the 70's 4 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  08-Feb-2002 (R)

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Australia
  02-Jun-2002




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