Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts lead this adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 literary classic that delves into the complicated nature of passion, attachment and independence through a woman’s relationship with three men. From the director of the Oscar-nominated The Hunt, co-starring Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon), Tom Sturridge (On the Road) and Juno Temple (Atonement).

2015Rating: M, Mature themes and sex scene118 minsUSA, UK
DramaRomance

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Far from the Madding Crowd / Reviews

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

A handsome adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 serial-turned-novel, bolstered by top-shelf casting and a star turn by the English countryside. After discovering an uncle has bequeathed his farm to her, orphaned heroine Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan, The Great Gatsby) is determined she will run the estate with the same tenacity as a man, and proves successful.

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Variety

Variety

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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Time Out

Time Out

Mulligan's commanding performance is an easy beacon to follow: her Bathsheba is caught between the vulnerability of youth and the strength of knowing her own value.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It's buoyant, pleasant and easygoing. That's a recommendation of sorts, and also an expression of disappointment.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's solid stuff; well played, affectionately told, and still stirring in its role reversals, both personal and political.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

As a cinematic condensation, it mostly works, even if the pace sometimes feels a bit frantic.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Mulligan is spot-on, the rest hovers between solid and forgettable.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Nicely served on both sides of the camera, this is a concise and involving rendition.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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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