August 19, 2013
Although I love the actors, the music and the costumes everything else was in shambles. The idea of presenting the story as a sort of \"Stage Play\" was very bizarre although the producers and directors probably considered it creative. They failed and the movie was slow moving and boring.
Awful. Tolstoy would be horrified. Superficial, and in some ways unsuccessful even there. I could not connect with any of the characters. The only two redeeming features were the music and Jude Law, who someone came out of it heroic, when in the book he was odious.
There is no arguing that Jude Law and Keira Knightley are fantastic actors but I cried for them in this shambles of Leo Tolstoy's classic, one of the most passionate tragic stories ever written. Whoever decided to portray it this way, the director maybe? or screen writer?, should be shot.
February 25, 2013
My wife and I attend at least one movie per week, and enjoy a wide variety of themes and topics. This movie is so bad that we walked out after 20 minutes. WHAT A LOAD OF PRETENTIOUS CRAP. Leo Tolstoy's classic work is absolutly ruined. From the opening scene it's a jumbled mess, and it rushes straight downhill after that. Not even worth the price of a rental.
January 18, 2013
Opps forgot to give it a star and add that watching the green paint dry in St. Petersburg Florida in the 1960's was more entertaining and less painfull than watching this film. It has been a week and still can't believe I did not walk out. I guess I was hoping against hope that it would redeem....