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I agree with the previous postings about the cast. I love KK and I have seen Taylor play a passionate character in other movies ( even Savages)...it just didn't translate on screen here at all. The movie was visual very well done
Oct 7 - 12:11 PM
You should read the book then, it's difficult to squeeze that entire novel into a 130 minute film.
Apr 2 - 08:41 AM
Although the visual effects of this movie were extremely beautiful with the stunning costumes and dance scenes, I could not engage with the love story between Anna and Vronsky. I thought it was bad casting and the spark was just not there. I felt Jude Law's portrayal of Karenin was excellent however as was the portrayal of Levin and Kitty.
Mar 17 - 04:40 PM
One really must read the book to understand the complexity of the relationship between Anna and Vronsky. In many ways they are both doomed from the moment they met and the film tries to convey that as much as possible in what is an extraordinary visual medium.
Mar 6 - 12:25 PM
The novel is amazing. The novel contains so much depth and complexity that it is difficult to constrain it into a two hour period. The complexity of Anna's and Vronsky's relationship is better illustrated in the novel than the movie. The movie can be seem as a mere summary of the novel.
Mar 4 - 11:04 PM
I thought that Jude Law's performance as Karenin and the costumes were the best parts of this film. Keira Knightley's and Aaron Taylor-Johnson's performances didn't engage me at all and I think that they were very badly cast. Their portrayals were not convincing enough for me to believe that this was a great love story.
Feb 24 - 03:24 AM
Vronsky looked like a boy,he should have been a little older for my liking
Feb 20 - 10:25 PM
I walked out after 1 hour but I wanted to leave after 15 minutes. It looked like a commercial Ad for cosmentics with all those close ups of Anna et al who had two expressions each....all vapid and unconvincing...especially KK who looked liked she was just twitching. So unpleasant!
Dec 17 - 05:38 PM
Oh, Jesus Christ, Tolstoy was talking about the decay of society and moral integrity. He wrote of this on many levels throughout this novel. Of course he's speaking of pure lust on the most basic level anf the corruption and empitiness if existence, but more so of the decay of the Russian aristocracy, the noble priviledge of Europe, and best contrasted by Levin and Kitty and the birth of equality and the grandiosity of the human spirit found in his "modern" beginning of socialist thought. Has anyone actually read the book!
Dec 15 - 09:06 PM
Isn't one point of movie to show how disassociated from reality Karenin was? I mean, genius at work but has to ask what he did for Anna to stray? Even the lowest common denominator of American intelligence, let's say the cast of Jersey Shore, can answer that question without thinking. Man cannot live by intellect alone.
Dec 6 - 12:02 PM
Vronsky seemed like a jerk.
Dec 5 - 08:21 PM
I think Tolstoy was demonstrating what a loser she was.
Nov 29 - 03:50 PM
I think he was demonstrating the double standards of the time.
Feb 20 - 10:27 PM