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'Corliolanus' -- 3 1/2 stars

R; 2:02 running time Shakespeare's play doesn't make the rounds all that often on American stages; it's a forbidding prospect for audiences and nonprofit companies nervous about spending time with a ruler of shadowy, complex motives and minimal rooting interest. The action of "Coriolanus" takes place in and outside of Rome, as Shakespeare wrote it; Logan and Fiennes locate their Rome in what appears to be a modern-day Balkan nation, where news of the war is glimpsed and heard on CNN-like cable stations, and incidents of all sorts are captured on cellphone cameras. The mob is starving; Fiennes' imperious statesman hates playing politics with the rabble and disdainfully refers to the worthless practice of "mingling them with us." Yet he's no hypocrite. -- Michael PhillipsRead the full "Coriolanus" movie review
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