Anna Karenina (2012)HD
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About the Movie
Academy Award® nominee Keira Knightley, Academy Award® nominee Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson dazzle in this stunning new vision of Leo Tolstoy’s epic love story. At the twilight of an empire, Anna Karenina (Knightley), the beautiful high-ranking wife of one of imperial Russia’s most esteemed men (Law), has it all. But when she meets the dashing cavalry officer Vronsky (Taylor-Johnson), there is a mutual spark of instant attraction that cannot be ignored. She’s immediately swept up in a passionate affair that will shock a nation and change the lives of everyone around her. From acclaimed director Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) and Academy Award®-winning writer Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love) comes this visually enchanting masterpiece hailed by critics as “ecstatic” (Time), “rapturous” (MSN Movies) and “a spectacle that has to be seen to be believed!” (The Huffington Post)
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 178
- Fresh: 112
- Rotten: 66
- Average Rating: 6.6/10
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.
Worst version ever
Title says it. Top of the weird o meter.
This movie is a little bit different from the movies we see every day. It was shot on a stage for most of the scenes, together with the complexity of the stories talking about many different forms of love, which may will make you feel a little bit uncomfortable at first. BUT, that's only because it is something new, not something bad. If you can challenge your comfort zone a little bit, you will see this is indeed a GREAT movie. A lot worthing thinking about. I have watched it 4 times in 24 hours. Definitely gonna buy it!
The ‘staging’ of this film - interleaved realistic live action with on-stage sorts of events - was so odd to my wife and I that we didn’t even finish watching the movie. Just weird…..