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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina
  • 3 stars
  • 2012
  • UK/France
  • 130 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joe Wright
  • Cast: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson
  • UK release: 7 September 2012

Adaptation of Tolstoy's classic novel, in which the title character (Knightley) has an affair with an army officer (Taylor-Johnson). Despite lush photography and a charismatic (if low-key) performance by Knightley, the clever design and theatrical presentation make the characters seem spoiled and shallow, and rob the story of impact.

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Anna Karenina

4 Sep 20123 stars

Handsome adaptation that doesn't quite capture the emotional depth of Tolstoy's novel

Scripted by Tom Stoppard and directed by Joe Wright who gave us Pride and Prejudice and Atonement, this take on the great Russian doorstep makes the romantic and social machinations of its characters into a play-within-a-film, complete with curtains…

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