Lady Macbeth started and ran strongly for about the first two-thirds, before running into territory that was a bit mishandled, and less than optimal even if handled perfectly. Still though, very good and fully engrossing — and the biggest reason is the film’s star. Adam Graham, The Detroit News:
With quiet menace, [Florence] Pugh chews through director William Oldroyd’s handsomely composed period thriller like a rat gnawing through a wall. She’s a force to be reckoned with, and her nightmare stare lingers longer than any poor sap who dares to get in her way.
This brilliantly feminist British indie film plunges a cold, sharp knife into the back of bonnet dramas.
Indeed. A lot of (evil) fun to be had here. Maybe think of as a companion piece to The Little Hours, which is sticking with me enough that I’m considering bumping it up a notch. Every time I think of it I smile inside. As for Lady Macbeth: 8/10