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Men of Respect

R Released Jan 18, 1990 1h 53m Crime Drama List
Reviews 41% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Shakespeare's "Macbeth" gets transplanted to the world of organized crime in this bloody thriller. Mike Battaglia (John Turturro) is an ambitious Mafioso who will do whatever it takes to make it to the top. Encouraged by his manipulative wife, Ruthie (Katherine Borowitz), Mike kills syndicate boss Charlie D'Amico (Rod Steiger) -- setting off more waves of violence. Now at the head of the crime family, Mike finds that his murderous drive for power has taken a heavy toll on his psyche. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times A lot of work went into it, and some good things are here and there. But the underlying inspiration for the film is a very, very bad idea. Rated: 1/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily Rated: 2/5 Oct 21, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 11, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member This is a perfect adaptation of Macbeth that really holds up. I saw it when it first came out and twice, as a teacher, showed it to grade 10 general classes who absolutely got into the Shakespeare as a result: It follows the play scene for scene. Stephen Wright's take on the Porter is the first time I've seen that character work; the reimagining of the witches is inspired. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review william s A poor Shakespearean transformation. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Weird attempt to do Macbeth as a mob movie. Don't waste your time! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Boring retelling of "Macbeth" in a gangster setting. Out of a typically excellent cast, Dennis Farina was the only one who seemed to give a performance with any life. If you want to watch Shakespeare retold in a new setting, watch Kurosawa's "Throne of Blood" or Ian McKellen's "Richard III". And if you want Shakespeare in a mafia setting, watch "Godfather Part III". Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Weird attempt to do Macbeth as a mob movie. Don't waste your time! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member When I was in HS I just didnt understand McBeth at all or didnt want to but after I watched this movie I understood everything Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Shakespeare's "Macbeth" gets transplanted to the world of organized crime in this bloody thriller. Mike Battaglia (John Turturro) is an ambitious Mafioso who will do whatever it takes to make it to the top. Encouraged by his manipulative wife, Ruthie (Katherine Borowitz), Mike kills syndicate boss Charlie D'Amico (Rod Steiger) -- setting off more waves of violence. Now at the head of the crime family, Mike finds that his murderous drive for power has taken a heavy toll on his psyche.
Director
William Reilly
Producer
Ephraim Horowitz
Distributor
Columbia Pictures
Production Co
Arthur Goldblatt Productions
Rating
R
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 18, 1990, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 1, 2012
Box Office (Gross USA)
$119.8K
Runtime
1h 53m
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