Far From the Madding Crowd Reviews

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May 10, 2019
Conventionality is almost surpassed by fine performances and some technical flair, yet the emphatically romance-driven conclusion is all the more disappointing alongside such winning translation of Hardy's rural verisimilitude.
April 26, 2019
The cinematography from Charlotte Bruus Christensen is earthy and beautiful.
March 19, 2019
This is a beautiful and enchanting period drama, but lovers of the novel or 1967 film should prepare themselves for a Reader's Digest version of the plot.
March 5, 2019
Vinterberg's strength behind the camera is creating a lush and atmospheric look that serves the story well, thanks largely to his frequent collaborator Charlotte Bruus Christensen.
February 26, 2019
Troy's attractive free-spiritedness and the obvious connection she has with Oak, Mulligan, nails her every attribute with charm, humor, warmth and poignancy, fast cementing her reputation as one of the greatest actresses of her generation.
December 14, 2018
Vinterberg's adaptation may seem like Masterpiece Theater fodder, but he inflicts a socially resonant tone that quietly screams the determination of literature's best heroines.
November 12, 2018
The story gets neutered into an Austenesque romantic drama that stereotypes and fails to get beneath the pretty surface of its period costumes and landscapes.
August 25, 2018
Vinterberg's confident direction and understanding of the radical potential of Hardy's original material combines with the film's remarkable performances to render this well above the usual 'costume drama' book-to-screen adaptation.
August 21, 2018
Happily ever-after and true love is not always very straight forward and "Far from the Madding Crowd" most certainly conveys this.
February 14, 2018
For those of you with Poldark withdrawal, who simply want to slip into a coma of heaving bosoms and pulsing ponies and farm work, this is perfect material.
October 11, 2017
It captures an element that was especially dear to Hardy, the details of farm life.
September 21, 2017
... the novel Thomas Hardy actually wrote would have made for a much more thrilling film.
September 20, 2017
[Carey] Mulligan was born to play Bathsheba.
September 1, 2017
But I will say that the cinematography is lovely. The rest is just extremely forgettable.
August 16, 2017
Come for the dialogue and lengthy stares.
August 14, 2017
Because the performances are so precisely understated, you have to watch closely to see how much each frame reveals.
August 2, 2017
This Far From the Madding Crowd is to be commended most for the nuances that it never sacrifices.
June 27, 2017
Far from the Madding Crowd is luscious in its own way. And imminently rewarding.
May 11, 2017
Far From the Madding Crowd feels like a missed opportunity more than anything else, as instead of playing to the strengths of both author and director [...] it coasts on playing to the conventions of the same old stale period dramas.
November 15, 2016
On the whole, Schlesinger's Wessex trumps Vinterberg's, which suffers from one of the loopiest examples of miscasting I've seen for some time.
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