Anna Karenina (1997)

Anna Karenina



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Movie Info

This lavish remake of Tolstoy's classic novel is the first American version to be filmed in Russia. Like its predecessors, it focuses more on the romantic and tragic aspects of the story and ignores the political and philosophical undertones of the original. The story is set in Imperialist Russia during the 1880s. Anna has married well and lives in aristocratic splendor with her husband and her son, but despite the ease of her life, Anna is lonely. When her brother in Moscow has marital … More

Rating: PG-13 (For mature thematic elements and some sensuality/nudity.)
Genre: Drama, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Leo Tolstoy, Bernard Rose, Mable Lawson McCrary
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 24, 2008


as Anna Karenina

as Count Vronsky

as Constantin Levin

as Alexei Karenin

as Vronskaya

as Princess Shcherbatsk...

as Ambassador's Wife

as Serpuhovskoy

as Miss Edwards

as Korunsky

as Countess Nordston

as Kapitonich

as Princess Sorokin

as Lizaveta

as Doctor's Doorman

as Specialist Doctor

as Servant

as Moscow Railway Worke...

as Kapitonich
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Critic Reviews for Anna Karenina

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (11)

Only die-hard romantics are likely not to come away disappointed.

Full Review… | February 21, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

When [Anna and Vronsky] first lay eyes on each other at the train station in St. Petersburg, the only steam between them comes from the engine.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Bloodless and shallow adaptation.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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[Rose's] screenplay is a ragbag, nothing like a tragedy in which the nemesis is Time. And his casting!

January 1, 2000
The New Republic
Top Critic

A copy of the paperback book should cost about as much as a movie ticket, and will provide a more lasting and worthwhile investment.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

This sleek, Cliffs Notes version of a masterpiece is ... glossy and picture perfect on the surface and hollow at the core.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Anna Karenina

Simply brilliant!

Leo L

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