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.
November 21, 2012
Even more than most versions of "Anna Karenina," this chamber piece is heated by two combustible characters, not by the winds of war and peace.
November 21, 2012
Thank goodness for Domhnall Gleeson's gentle turn as Oblonsky's friend Levin. The ginger-haired landowner is the movie's warmest figure.
November 21, 2012
It's hard not to admire Wright's bold approach to Anna Karenina's story of longing and jealousy and societal condemnation.
November 20, 2012
Knightley and Law are what salvage Wright's interesting stab at something different, taking an interesting, if flawed, experiment and turning it into something better than it probably ought to be.
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