Why call it Anna Karenina. Why not call it "I am so clever as a writer/director?"

By Elainee
Written October 29, 2014
It open showing a theater and the people/characters in it. Curtains, wheels, walkways...behind the scenes. Ah..a train! That's foreshadowing, just in case you didn't know. There are no real people, no character development. Just magnificently dresse beautiful people wandering about when they are not dancing. It is a pagnent. But so over the top it becomes silly. The jewlery should win an Oscar. Not the actors.
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Stunning WOW

By BoweryBob
Written October 01, 2014
I went on GF's suggestion and Lo! was blown away by a super brilliantly directed/acted gem of a movie w/ attitude. conveying fully the passionate novel and giving us a sense of place all over the place -- from waltz to sex, symbol to surreal. Enjoy!
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Anna Karenina

Written May 04, 2015
Beautiful, artsy, imaginative, and original, but just a bit slow. The tension of improper love vs. societal mores filled the movie, but was paced and interjected well. Costumes were great along with the sets. The scene dancing in the ballroom was amazing. Kids might be bored. It should be rated R considering the sexuality in the movie.
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A Stunningly Smart Film

By Film-girlly
Written September 01, 2015
This movie was exceptional. It was a play within a movie. The sets were creative and alluring. The acting was top shelf. The costumes and jewelry were unbeliievable. I loved this film from start to finish. If you read the book you will love the movie!
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Hybrid style fails!

By frogtwanger
Written April 19, 2015
The play/film fusion was choppy and never grabs you...no willing suspension of disbelief. However the visuals were rich and scene transitions were creative. I usually love period pieces, but this one did not make it.
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