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The Kreutzer Sonata (2009)




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Based on a story written by Leo Tolstoy in response to Ludwig van Beethoven's eponymous composition, director Bernard Rose's mature dissection of modern marriage tells the tale of a wealthy philanthropist (Danny Huston) who becomes intensely possessive of his wife (Elisabeth Röhm) -- a beautiful and talented pianist. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for The Kreutzer Sonata

All Critics (18)

Rose films on the fly using hand-held digital video cameras - which give the scenes of marital discord a convincing immediacy.

November 16, 2014 | Full Review…

The acting and the scene direction have a delicate, organic feel that is stomped all over by the narration and noise.

July 6, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A gripping, Hitchcockian marital thriller with the added value of a score by Ludvig van Beethoven himself

July 6, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's actually pretty watchable thanks to a demented turn from Huston, a terrifyingly tense final act and, shall we say, a 'committed' performance from Liz.

March 16, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Rohm brings subtlety to her role but Edgar's paranoia dominates, giving the hammy Huston too much room to over-cook this thin tragedy.

March 16, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It may ultimately lack subtlety, but it peers into the hearts and minds of its two weird protagonists with some skill.

March 16, 2010

Audience Reviews for The Kreutzer Sonata


Rose partners up again with his go to guy Huston for a torrid tale of male jealousy out of control. It has a thoughtful, insightful script but is spoiled by its cheap look and technique.

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