So bad I was motion sick

By cesagp
Written December 09, 2012
The entire movie was unbelievable because of the way it was shot. Couldn't connect to the characters because I was too busy watching the annoying stage production happening in a FILM!!!
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All the World's A Stage

By iknowbest
Written October 20, 2014
And Anna Karenina makes good use of that concept. An very beautiful, poetic, and supple rendering of a massive novel. My one qualm is that Knightley, although gorgeous and the stuff that dreams are made of, is perhaps a bit too frosty to be convincing as anything other than headstrong; she conveys stuborness more than hopeless love. Jude Law is wonderful as the man who gives every opportunity for redemption, although it is hard to believe that Jude Law is the least sexy man in the room. The music is just right; not intrusive, and not tear-jerking. All in all this is one of the most mature, well developed films I have seen in a while.
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Lets Tolstoy Down

By 42morebutterbeers
Written December 23, 2014
I was disappointed by this film. Visually it is quite compelling, but the conceit of presenting scenes as though being staged becomes distracting and diminishes the film's content. The novel is a deep and weighty book that treats deep and weighty subjects. In the film, they become superficial, lost in all the pretty pictures. It is all frosting and no cake.
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A Stunningly Smart Film

By Film-girlly
Written December 02, 2012
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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Artistic production leaves one wanting........

By pitchhiker
Written September 22, 2014
Anna was a daring artistic mixture of stage play and reality, but the production was lost on me. What could have been an extraordinary motion picture left me cold with only the fine performance of the main actors to save it. My Bet? It will either go down as an artistic masterpiece or a colossal flop. The movie going public will decide. Pitchhiker, Sarasota FL
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