See it if A few sparks of emotion showed through plodding Shakespeare. Needs tighter direction.
Don't see it if Very basic production. No set. Some costumes and swords.
See it if You know someone in the show and want to support them. Don't see it if you love Macbeth, don't see it if you're new to Shakespeare. A mess.
Don't see it if No nuance to the characters or words. Boring staging and production. Cringe-worthy delivery. The best actors weren't in the top roles.
See it if you know Macbeth well so can pick out the subtle nuances of the better performances within this soup or know it not and just want exposure.
Don't see it if You are put off by various abilities to wrap one's tongue around Shakespeare. If you want any subtly or arc for Lady Macbeth. She GOES mad. Read more
See it if you know someone in the cast.
Don't see it if you want to understand Shakespeare's gorgeous language or be impacted by this very intense drama. Read more
See it if You're up for a quick-paced, well acted, earnest & committed if ultimately flat Macbeth whose Method approach sadly morphs into melodrama.
Don't see it if You're expecting an inspired or revelatory production, or the clearest language or poetry. Voices & deliveries generally fine, but. Read more
See it if You are primarily focused on Lady Macbeth, as she and the porter, are the most effective actors.
Don't see it if Generally, not recommended. Uneven acting + lines without affect, ending with an incomprehensible dumb show of Macduff chasing the witches-? Read more
See it if You only want to check Macbeth off your list of Shakespeare plays you've seen and don't care about quality at all.
Don't see it if You would like to get some sense of why this is considered one of Shakespeare's greatest plays. You won't get it here.
See it if You want to support the cast/company
Don't see it if You are looking for great performances and production of Shakespeare Read more
"A bit fuzzy-headed and not wildly original...There has to be a reason an audience will sit and watch a play that is so overdone and Gonzalez and Billingsley never rise above the level of a pretty couple bickering. On the other hand, the Three Witches are marvelously intense creatures...The rest of the cast spoke their lines unevenly...Energy and dedication aren’t enough. 'Macbeth' demands over-the-top emotions and a sense of inevitability which this 'Macbeth' never quite achieved."