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Anna Karenina Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Provided you have a burning interest in pretty visuals and less regard for the whys and wherefores of human behavior, this latest adaptation of Tolstoy's classic is a pleasant watch.
| Original Score: 3/5
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Sumptuous cinematography, glorious sets and costumes dominate throughout the film.
| Original Score: 8/10
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
In Sophie Marceau ... [Rose] has a fine young Anna.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 12, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
You're better off reading the Cliff's Notes.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 21, 2001
Only die-hard romantics are likely not to come away disappointed.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
This sleek, Cliffs Notes version of a masterpiece is ... glossy and picture perfect on the surface and hollow at the core.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
A copy of the paperback book should cost about as much as a movie ticket, and will provide a more lasting and worthwhile investment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
[Rose's] screenplay is a ragbag, nothing like a tragedy in which the nemesis is Time. And his casting!
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Bloodless and shallow adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Like its opening, Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is half-successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Doesn't build strong relationships between the characters, relying instead on overheated words and performances to generate false intensity.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
This version manages to be both the most pretentious and anaemic yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Marceau and Bean have no chemistry, which is essential to a film like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
When [Anna and Vronsky] first lay eyes on each other at the train station in St. Petersburg, the only steam between them comes from the engine.
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