Far From the Madding Crowd Reviews

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October 11, 2017
It captures an element that was especially dear to Hardy, the details of farm life.
November 10, 2015
The movie places the swoonier love story aspects of Far From the Madding Crowd in the forefront, but it also, more interestingly, surfaces its coming-of-age qualities.
May 12, 2015
Moviegoers often say, "Forget about the book, even if it's a 'classic.' How does the film work on its own terms?" But that's the point: On its own terms, it's bewildering.
May 12, 2015
A good, solid version of this novel, guided by Mulligan, is still an achievement.
May 12, 2015
Vinterberg's classical, pastoral aesthetic recalls the heyday of the Merchant Ivory films, without the corny sentimentality of their lesser imitators.
May 12, 2015
Carey Mulligan is an inspired choice to play Bathsheba... She's cool and confident; we come to respect her strength and appreciate that she doesn't need a man to be complete.
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.
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