2015 R 1h 53m Blu-ray / DVD

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2015 R 1h 53m Blu-ray / DVD
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Director Justin Kurzel gives a full-bodied treatment to this inspired retelling of William Shakespeare's classic tale about an ambitious Scottish nobleman thirsting for power, who's egged on by his conniving wife.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
  • Michael Fassbender
  • Marion Cotillard
  • Paddy Considine
  • David Thewlis
  • Sean Harris
  • Jack Reynor
  • Elizabeth Debicki
  • David Hayman
  • Maurice Roëves
  • Hilton McRae
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age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Macbeth is brings Shakespeare's epic tale of betrayal and madness to life, with Michael Fassbender playing the lead role. Because the movie is faithful to the the Bard's original text, there's no foul language and little sexual content (a couple is shown kissing and presumably having sex, but nothing graphic is seen). But the violence is frequent and brutal. Battle/fight scenes are prolonged, gory, and painstaking; sometimes it feels unrelenting. Men, women, and children die in horrible ways (burning, beheading, stabbing, and more). Plus, mature themes like marital manipulation, mental illness, and corrupting power are all part of the cocktail.

Sexual Content

A couple is shown kissing and presumably having sex, though only their upper bodies (clothed) are in view.


Very violent and bloody, sometimes gory. Men are beheaded, women burned alive, children chased down and killed. Nobody is spared Macbeth's fury. Bloody corpses are shown, throats are slashed, chests are stabbed -- all of this sometimes in slow motion close-ups.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Your conscience will out, but if you live by the sword, you'll die by the sword. Revenge, betrayal, marital manipulation, mental illness, guilt, and corrupting power are themes.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The royal court drinks during a feast.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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