CORIOLANUS (Theatrical Release USA 2011)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.9|5.0 Starsìì

Coriolanus is a movie that circulated in film festivals around the world before attempting limited theatre releases. It didn’t make budget costs. Coriolanus attempts to bring into a current time frame Shakespeare’s tragedy play of the same name. While the attempt is good, the movie’s script needs a re-write and casting needs some tweaking. The script adapts Old English and is hard to follow. Gaius Marcius Coriolanus as portrayed by Ralph Fiennes is not believable. The best thing that can be said about this film is it cast Gerard Butler for the part of Tullus Aufidius.

Storyline

Riots are the order of the day as a government restricts food and citizen liberties.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Ralph Fiennes for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Anthony Buckner, Christopher Figg, Christine Langan, Norman Merry, Marko Miskovic, Robert Whitehouse, and Will Young for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler), Caius Martius Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes), First Citizen (Lubna Azabel), Second Citizen (Ashraf Barhom), Tribune Brutus (Paul Jesson), Tribune Sicinius (James Nesbitt), Virgilia (Jessica Chastain), Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave), General Cominius (John Kani), and Menenius (Brian Cox).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. The film lacks good deployment.

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