If you are a fan of William Shakespeare’s works, I dont see why you wouldnt enjoy this modern twist on the story. The acting is solid all the way around and Ralf Fiennes should be commended on his directing and acting in the lead role. The story stays very true to its roots, but at times that seemed to be a bit of a hinderance, trying to meld centuries old politics with a modern day political landscape often came across as a bit unrealistic.
This isn't going to be a movie that everyone will love. By modern film making standards, it's pretty straightforward, without the twists and turns and surprise endings we have become accustomed to in modern movie making. But it's still a good story with solid performances, so I guess if you're the kind of person who reads William Shakespeare for fun, then this is definitely gonna be your kind of movie.
7 out of 10