Anna Karenina Reviews

May 4, 2020
Fine, fine, and super-fine, if the least bit archaic.
October 4, 2019
If you still doubt either Hollywood's ability to deal with a masterpiece or Greta Garbo's greatness as an artist, this is the picture to see.
June 12, 2019
There seems more of anguish and more of sombre depth in this version than there was in the old silent film (with Garbo and John Gilbert). Garbo acts with a dignity and a bitter passion.
June 13, 2018
It is Greta Garbo's personality which "makes" this film, which fills the mould of the neat respectful adaptation with some sense of the greatness in the novel.
October 30, 2015
On the whole, Anna Karenina is a picture of merit. It is decorative, well-meaning, and full of neat encounters, and it certainly presents a Garbo in the high summer of her maturity, richer and more mellow than she has ever been before.
February 4, 2011
This lavish, MGM production surely excises some of the important details from Leo Tolstoy's novel, but makes up for it with the luminous presence of Greta Garbo and some gorgeous cinematography.
April 5, 2008
Garbo, who also starred in the 1927 silent version of the Tolstoy story, is radiant and vulnerable throughout the film, the centre of the emotional storm that engulfs her.
September 22, 2007
In her 23rd film, Garbo's luminous performance, as the audlterous protag of Tolstoy's novel, is way above the mediocre level of the narrative and direction; the film is a remake of Love, in which Garbo starred opposite her then lover John Gilbert.
March 8, 2005
Given the full glossy MGM treatment.
November 1, 2004
Garbo speaks again in one of her best.
March 29, 2004
March 26, 2003
A slick, MGM production with a great cast but without much Tolstoy left.
February 16, 2003
One of Garbo's best and most affecting films.