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About the Movie
As Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley) carries on an affair with the affluent Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) she begins to question her happiness, witnesses change come to her family, friends, and community. The story unfolds in its original late 19th century tsarist Russia high-society setting and powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 180
- Fresh: 114
- Rotten: 66
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The metaphorical force of this conceit-insisting on the artifice of the social world that frowns on rapture-is not hard to grasp, but its frailty unsettles some of the actors.
Fresh: It's a half-success -- a baldly conceptual response to the Leo Tolstoy novel, with a heavy theatrical framework placed around the narrative of girl meets boy, followed by girl meets train.
Fresh: It's hard not to admire Wright's bold approach to Anna Karenina's story of longing and jealousy and societal condemnation.
Fresh: Thank goodness for Domhnall Gleeson's gentle turn as Oblonsky's friend Levin. The ginger-haired landowner is the movie's warmest figure.
A story for the eyes
Although somewhat dull or self-indulgent at points, the film strikes at the very heart of theatrical art with it's highly stylized colours, bold shots, and beautiful arrangements. If not a story for the heart, a story for the eyes. Definitely worth a watch if you love theatre, design, or the art of film.
I don't really understand why some movies on iTunes wouldn't provide us with the option to rent. Please, Give us the renting option.
Worst Movie Ever
Wow! What were they thinking (not) when they decided to make a mockery out of a Tolstoy classic? This was just a farce from start to finish - satire gone over the brink - not even costumes and big name celebrities could save this! I usually watch the trailer before I pay money to rent - boy did I waste $4.99! Nothing could possibly redeem this 'train wreck'!