Voyna i Mir (War and Peace) Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
June 1, 2007
Though it can be bombastic and mind-numbing, it's often lively and eye filling.
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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.'
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
May 31, 2007
If you haven't seen it, you have an incredible treat in store.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
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Cliff Doerksen
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
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
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
January 18, 2008
Frequently gorgeous, occasionally dull, always fascinating.
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

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

Film4
October 16, 2007
The definitive screen version of the novel.
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Time Out
April 4, 2011
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