Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Keira Knightley and Jude Law star in this stylised adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic romance novel, set in the upper-class world of 19th-century Russia. From director Joe Wright (Atonement) and Oscar-winning screenwriter Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love). Follows the tragic romance between married aristocrat and socialite Anna (Knightley) and the affluent Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson).

This marks Wright and Knightley's third collaboration, after Atonement and Pride & Prejudice.

Best Costume Design at the Academy Awards and the BAFTA Awards 2013.
2012Rating: M, for some sexuality and violence124 minsUK, France
DramaRomanceHistorical

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Anna Karenina / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Director Joe Wright makes the generally inspired decision to stylize his dark, expressionist take...

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Total Film

Total Film

Rather than involve us in the story Wright's grandiose concept keeps it at arm's length.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It is risky and ambitious enough to count as an act of artistic hubris, and confident enough to triumph on its own slightly - wonderfully - crazy terms.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Not a total success, but it's a bold and creative response to the novel.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A sumptuous film - extravagantly staged and photographed, perhaps too much so for its own good.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

All dressed up with no place to go.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Worth it for the glitz and Wright's brave film-within-the-theatre idea.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The weight of its intellectual distancing device presses much of the life and feeling out of it.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

If it doesn't ultimately engage your heart as it might, Anna Karenina is period drama at its most exciting, intoxicating and modern. Spellbinding.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

There's no deadlier sort of movie than a stodgy literary adaptation. Thankfully, Joe Wright seems incapable of making one.

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