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.
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 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.
October 12, 2016
Leave it to Thomas Hardy's groundbreaking heroine Bathsheba Everdene to prove just how timely and resonant a period drama can be.
July 11, 2016
Madding Crowd would be a lot more effective if Mulligan's feminism didn't disappear to create plot points. But it is suitably well-acted and hits you right in the romance bone.
May 25, 2016
There is plenty of desire on display here, conveyed in the tremble of the lip or in the intensity of the gaze, or in the deeply saturated colours of a hayfield.
May 12, 2016
Such an inflexible adaptation results in a rather half-hearted screenplay that lacks the energy of its source novel, failing to arouse or thrill on any level.
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