Anna Karenina Reviews

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June 14, 2013
So can we somehow make a bargain with the film world: no more Anna Kareninas? You're making idiots of yourselves.
November 30, 2012
It's a half-success -- a baldly conceptual response to the Leo Tolstoy novel, with a heavy theatrical framework placed around the narrative of girl meets boy, followed by girl meets train.
November 30, 2012
In this adaptation, director Joe Wright, plus screenwriter Tom Stoppard, are determined to tame the untameable. And they do.
November 30, 2012
"Anna Karenina," lush as it is, fails to strike a fully human chord.
November 29, 2012
The very picture of noble failure, it's a bright red heart without a beat.
November 26, 2012
The metaphorical force of this conceit-insisting on the artifice of the social world that frowns on rapture-is not hard to grasp, but its frailty unsettles some of the actors.
June 8, 2019
Its nearly flawless craft is done at the expense of the story rather than in service of it, and that I think is its fatal mistake.
February 26, 2019
Anna Karenina drags in the middle and rushes to its ugly end but the sets, the choreography, the glorious costumes and the secondary characters are pieces of a superior film.
February 2, 2019
Heavily flawed and unapologetically indulgent, strong performances from its all-star cast and several sumptuous set-pieces just about set Wright's Anna Karenina aside from the madding crowd of bland costume romps.
December 20, 2018
The constant flashes Anna has of a train rolling on a track -- an obvious foreshadow of her fate -- are beyond ridiculous.
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