Far From The Madding Crowd (2015) Synopsis
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors.
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New York Daily News

Director Thomas Vinterberg’s romantic rollercoaster honors Hardy’s rustic vibe. Remarkably, too, he’s made a thoroughly modern film anyone...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The latest version of Hardy's 1874 classic works on all levels. Foremost, it is brilliantly directed by Thomas Vinterberg,who also made two...
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Tribune News Service

By Roger Moore
If it isn’t as decorous and deft as the Jane Austen romances of an earlier literary (and cinematic) age, the longing is still there in a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
With a steely resilience burning beneath her delicate, creamy complexion, Carey Mulligan brings remarkable nuance and a rich inner life to...
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By Angie Errigo
Extremely well done and well acted, it’s an attractive, appealing, involving adaptation, just not as iconic as the ’60s film.
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Total Film

Fresh enough to engage newcomers, respectful enough to appease scholars, this is – for genre fans – pure period-drama porn.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
I can't help but wish this new Far From the Madding Crowd came with the thrill of interpretive discovery, the way Jane Campion gave Henry...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Vinterberg may rush the final act, but he gets pitch-perfect performances from Schoenaerts, Sheen and Sturridge and brings out the wild...
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The film never allows any of its characters to fall into stereotype; they are complex creatures, full of anger and disappointment and...
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By Scott Foundas
What does register at every turn is a vibrant sense of time and place that pulls us into Hardy’s bygone world even when the drama falters.
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Far from the Madding Crowd

By bylandwendy
Set in the beautiful English sheep farm country during the late 1800's, this movie captures your senses, as you sit transfixed by the story of a young woman's grit and determination to live "life"...

Will Appeal to All

By ceepack
Beautiful cinematography, never a dull moment, haunting and humorous. Don't miss this film!...

Great Film

By Film-girlly
My husband and I chose this movie for our date night. It was way better than we anticipated. The photography was top rate, costumes over-the-top and the acting great. The plot had some good twists...


By cchauvin789
Loved it!...

loved it

By citikitty
i'm not usually a fan of period dramas, but really got caught up in this one. Great acting, gorgeous scenery & cinematography, & wonderful Thomas Hardy story. Now I must read the book and watch the...

Nice, nicely done love story!

By goldlizsts
The 3 suitors in the movie all say to Mulligan "You're beautiful". Because of her beauty or what, she was a hard-catch. One could say that's because she did it to herself being a successful, smart...

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By sandalla
I'm a big Thomas Hardy & costume drama fan, so I looked forward to this. It was beautifully filmed, the locations are lovely, and so is the cast, especially Matthias Schoenaerts as Gabriel Oak. ...

Woman's movie

By annebk2
My husband gave it a 3; I give it a 4 1/2. It is slow, beautiful scenery....

Extraordinary Film

By janhenderson3
Based on the book by Thomas Hardy, this movie was almost as good as the book. The cinematography was beautiful and the acting very good. I enjoyed this film and look forward to seeing other books of...

Far from the Madding Crowd

By sarahbande
Lovely actors and landscapes - fits all of the major events of the classic novel in just under 2 hours - which makes the pacing a little intense and lacking in suspense. Could have used another 15-20...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Sexuality and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Strong female role model in emotional literary adaptation.
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