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February 4, 2016
Though the "story" may appear slow at times, overall it is well-paced. Sympathetic character study of Bethsheba Everdene and a glorious recreation of English country life and society around 1860s, or how we imagine it. All four main actors are superb but especially Christie whose character never loses our sympathy even when she makes poor decisions that have drastic repercussions for everyone.
½ January 7, 2016
Schlesingers filmatisering af Thomas Hardys biedermeier-melodrama, smukt fotograferet af Nicholas Roeg med en vidunderlig Julie Christie i hovedrollen som den viljestærke Batsheba Everdene, er en fryd for øjet og efter sigende meget tro mod bogen, der skildrer en tid med stive skikke, som det er svært at relatere til i dag, men følelserne forstår vi. Har ikke set Vinterbergs nye udgave, så kan endnu ikke drage sammenligninger.
November 23, 2015
Besides lavishly filmed and romantically scored, this adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel about a young woman's coming-of-age love story with three men is barely an unforgettable Victorian classic.
Super Reviewer
½ November 14, 2015
A very faithful adaptation that may not be a memorable classic in itself but translates well the essence of Hardy's novel into a concise narrative that benefits from a uniformly perfect cast and takes its time to tell what it needs without rush, despite the rather hasty ending.
October 15, 2015
still,4 me the best version of the oft told Thomas Hardy tale of love & loss with a strong heroine of this story.
Robert B.
Super Reviewer
½ September 30, 2015
Far from the Madding Crowd lives up to the expectations for a period epic (a la Ben Hur, the Sound of Music, etc.) made in the 60s. The transfer is surprisingly good. The characters are enigmatic and the plot does not conclude with much catharsis (which probably figures into some of the low ratings). But all-in-all Far from the Madding Crowd is fine for what it is.
September 27, 2015
Splendidly lusty fare, its feet deep in the mud of the English countryside, its head in the lens-flared glare of a dreamy tragi-romantic sky.
September 20, 2015
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September 13, 2015
I liked the scenery and costumes of this version of the Thomas Hardy novel, but it was a bit sluggish and long. I also found the performances a bit lacking. The sword scene is overdone too.
August 2, 2015
filmed "true" to the book, with only the hairstyles giving away when it was filmed. the film caught the humor, and the pastoral background that was such an important part of the book.
July 24, 2015
John Schlesinger's 1967 adaptation may be a bit dated and long-winded, but it does a far superior job of translating Thomas Hardy to the screen than this the 2015 Thomas Vinterberg version.

Something is captured here by Alan Bates, Peter Finch and the unforgettable Julie Christie that seems impossible to match much less beat.

It is both majestic and clearly executed. Nicolas Roeg's cinematography is amazing.
June 2, 2015
A very good adaptation which really brings out the personalities and roles of some of the humbler farmhand characters quite effectively. Very well-done and quite faithful to the Hardy novel while presenting a beautiful and cinematic vision of the English countryside of Hardy's Wessex. The herds of sheep, the storms, the barns, markets, country churches and coastline of England, it's all here.
May 10, 2015
As someone that really isn't a fan of period piece costume dramas, this is a pretty good one. Though overlong, Christie, Stamp, and Finch give wonderful performances. Beautiful cinematography, costumes, and production design and a wonderful score.
April 8, 2015
wonderful film - never tire of it
March 18, 2015
Need to see this again
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Super Reviewer
March 15, 2015
Absolutely gorgeous version of the Hardy classic, with some captivating scenes particularly the storm sequence. Some of the top talent of the acting world of the 60's is on hand making this an entertaining epic. A livelier pace would have made it more compelling however. All the leads acquit themselves well but top honors go to Alan Bates, an actor of great skill.
March 13, 2015
This is just gorgeous. My favourite film of all time.
January 20, 2015
Cuando John Schlesinger hacia buenas peliculas...Julie Christie una diosa.
September 22, 2014
Unlike Nastassja Kinski, the Julie Christie here creates for herself under Thomas Hardy's narrative. Peter Finch and Alan Bates, as a result, draws sympathy easier with great performances.
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