Emotions rage unchecked and time is running out in Joel Coen’s propulsive, boldly cinematic adaptation of The Tragedy of Macbeth—a tale of murder, madness, ambition and wrathful cunning. Shakespeare’s thriller-prototype is stripped to its rawest psychological dimensions in this portrait of a powerful married couple who plunge into a last-chance crime with devastating consequences. Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand are a late middle-aged Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Coen’s faithful yet inventive, high-velocity vision of the tragedy. They are older, warier, more urgently striving against a merciless clock as they seize together upon a final opportunity for power. Then, they unleash carnage. In the headlong spiral of chaos that follows, their hopes for one another unravel, terror mounts, and regret enshrouds every inch of their wrecked world.