Voyna i Mir (War and Peace) Reviews

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
Top Critic
January 18, 2008

Frequently gorgeous, occasionally dull, always fascinating.

John Hartl
Seattle Times
Top Critic
December 7, 2007

Exhaustive, spectacular, often dazzling in its ambition and faithfulness to Tolstoy, the movie is still regarded as one of the wonders of epic cinema.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
December 6, 2007

More than a dozen sequences defy description, and the vast battle scenes of Austerlitz and Borodino have no equal.

Full Review | Original Score: A

Film4
October 16, 2007

The definitive screen version of the novel.


TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 16, 2007

Bondarchuk's film, which won a Best Foreign Film Oscar and was also serialized for British television, is certainly the definitive movie version of War and Peace, memorably impressive in its scope and ambition.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
Top Critic
October 16, 2007

This is the barbaric yawp of the Soviet film industry circa 1968, an entertainment A-bomb test announcing to the world: 'Here is what we are capable of.'

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
September 12, 2007

There's literally not another film in the world like it.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007

If it did cost the best part of a billion dollars, it was money well-spent.

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
June 1, 2007

Considering its cost and the vast effort that went into its making, such a film can be made only once in our time. The wonder, indeed, is that it was made at all.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
June 1, 2007

Though it can be bombastic and mind-numbing, it's often lively and eye filling.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic
May 31, 2007

If you haven't seen it, you have an incredible treat in store.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Cliff Doerksen
Time Out
Top Critic
November 18, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stephen Garrett
Time Out
Top Critic
November 17, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Stephen Garrett
Time Out New York
Top Critic
April 4, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Time Out
Top Critic
April 4, 2011

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