Cymbeline (2014) - Drama

Hohum Score

88

Hohummer

A gritty story of a take-no-prisoners war between dirty cops and an outlaw biker gang. A drug kingpin is driven to desperate measures.

IMDB: 3.7
Director: Michael Almereyda
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris
Length: 98 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 8 out of 32 found boring (25%)

One-line Reviews (27)

Fifteen minutes in and it's already the worst movie I've seen in years.

a pile of pretentious crap,trying to be deep and meaningful....

It's strange that I'm complaining about how fast everything comes at you, because the pacing does get quite tedious and I was thankful the film only runs a bit past the 95 minute mark.

But probably the worst part of the movie and the reason is so hard to follow and understand is the speeches the cast has to go trough.

Pretentious, Incredibly Boring Drivel.

Cymbeline (2015) is all the time that dense, complex and confusing way of narration from the 1600's.

Top-billed Ethan Hawke (who previously was a NYC HAMLET for the director) is riveting and thoroughly immersed in the text as the villain of the piece, who sets much of the melodrama in motion via his creepy wager with Posthumus that he can deflower Imogen easily.

Vapid pretentious tripe .

If as a viewer you know all this, then you can be prepared for a fascinating opportunity to see your favorite TV, Hollywood, or video-game actors grin and bare it, and make an attempt to show they truly have artistic intentions when they go before the camera.

He meets Imogen and is unsuccessful in his approach, but Iachimo fools Posthumous into thinking he did sleep with his lover and that is where the plot begins to take several unexpected twists.

If that weren't enough the whole production with its pretentious, foreboding, ponderous atmosphere utterly lacks continuity and energy.

I think I would have preferred a little more looseness with the adaptation in order to make it more original, but that's a small pet peeve to an otherwise entertaining movie.

Thanks to generally earnest and well-measured performances by the cast, the piece is gripping but by its conclusion is unconvincing and somewhat an empty exercise.

Entertaining but slow Shakespearean self-parody .

They were engaging, dramatic, exciting and entertaining.

When engaging with Shakespeare, a film producer or director is always faced with the question, How much will remain original Shakespeare and how much will be rewritten and adapted to modern tastes?

But, is the film otherwise worth watching?

Confusing Plot .

The cast and acting are good, the first scenes of the film kind of hook you to keep on watching, but afterwards is just hard to follow, watch and understand.

) joins the gang on screen, and sounds even more lifeless and bored than Ed Harris did.

A fine example is director Joss Whedon's modern and quite enjoyable twist on Much Ado About Nothing a couple of years ago.

Total rubbish with a confusing Plot!

As the plot is being retold,we get to see lots of confusion in the movie.

This is a total waste of time, Shakespeare seriously?.

Ethan Hawke brings to the evil Iachimo the same dull monotone that he employed as Almereyda's Hamlet.

The Ed Harris enters the scene and starts reciting Shakespeare, in a monotone voice that could only have come from massive amounts of drugs.

It is up to the actors to inject some life into this dull mess and for the most part, they are not up to the task.