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Measure for Measure (2020)

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An unlikely love ignites between a modern Muslim girl and a local musician amongst the background of racial tension, amphetamines and gang culture in the city's notorious housing estate.Inspired by SHAKESPEARE's play Measure for Measure and influenced by the gritty realism of films like Amores Perros, the social conscience of Fishtank and dynamic aesthetic of Un Prophete, Measure for Measure questions the notion of justice, the ability for redemption and the desire for power and examines the idea that 'we can never escape our true nature or where we are from despite our attempts'. Measure for Measure is also a raw study of the most basic and yet most complex of our emotions -- love.... how we react when we find it, and how far we would go to keep it.

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Cast

Megan Smart
as Jaiwara
Malcolm Kennard
as Sutherland
Wally Elnour
as Basketballer
Sam Sidhu
as Ahmed
Max Stephens
as Young Man
Tam Phan
as Vietnamese Woman #1
Mitchell Faircloth
as Man Feeding Pigeons
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Critic Reviews for Measure for Measure

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (3)

There's a lot going on in the movie without ever really exploring those topics beyond a cursory mention.

September 4, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Shakespeare scholars have often labeled Measure for Measure a "problem play," a term that has been given multiple meanings; Ireland's tonally ambivalent film fits one of those meanings pretty well.

September 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Convoluted and ponderously paced, "Measure for Measure" relies too often on sentimental music and narrative shorthand.

September 3, 2020 | Full Review…

By all measures, this Measure for Measure totals up into an absorbing cinematic experience.

July 19, 2021 | Full Review…

Only vaguely connected to Shakespeare's work, this Aussie crime caper lacks energy and drive.

March 30, 2021 | Full Review…

The mix-and-match of love story and social commentary sometimes feels strained and melodramatic, but director Paul Ireland offers up good performances - particularly from Weaving - that smooth over the film's rough spots.

January 29, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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