Written December 19, 2014
This was the love story and not the philosophical treatise on nearly everything. I am not much for love stories as the major theme, but this is among the best. The staging was extremely creative and for that alone it is a Must Go.
Written December 25, 2014
If sets, costumes and jewelry are your thing, don't miss it. Otherwise it's turgid, and miscast in it's most important role--Count Vronsky. Jude Law's Karenina may be stiff and formal, but he's kind, Arron Taylor-Johnson is foppish and insipid. Why would she leave her son, her life's love, for a fop?
Written December 22, 2014
I loved the movie.
I was ready not to like it, because it received poor reviews, but to my surprise, I found the play within a movie format miraculous and beautiful. I've always enjoyed Tom Stoppard.
The cinematography, the acting, and the directing carried me into the mind of a 19th century woman who dared to challenge the social mores of her time, and paid the price. More than that,
the themes are universal.
Finally, after many attempts, I've resolved to get through the book!
Written December 06, 2012
Good movie. Different presentation for a classic. Costumes were wonderful and so were the scenes. Worth to see with your girlfriends. Guys might not appreciate it.
Written October 25, 2014
I won't insult chicks by calling this movie a chick flick. It's just a movie for shallow snobs. OK, the visuals were beautiful, and the acting was at least average. But the story only vaguely resembled Tolstoy's classic; the screenplay was TERRIBLE; and the direction was pretentious. SAVE YOUR MONEY. THIS MOVIE IS A WASTE OF TIME.