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Anna Karenina

(2012)

Rated R for some sexuality and violence.

R In Theaters 11/16/2012 , 130min.
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Viewer Score
58%
Viewer score based on 48 ratings
63%
Critic score based on 41 reviews

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January 23, 2014
okielas
Anyone who likes artsy movies should love this one. I was at first confused by the format, then mezmorized by it. I loved the expanding stage. The acting in it was wonderful by all.
August 19, 2013
favantjaq
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.
May 29, 2013
ljon777
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.
March 28, 2013
tagbs
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
noleman46
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.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
The results are generally refreshing. Much of the film takes place inside a theatre, as if to suggest the shenanigans of the Saint Petersburg aristocracy were a form of public entertainment. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Mr. Wright's Anna Karenina is different. 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. Full Review
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
The film contains far more passion and a tad more complexity than the dominant and typically more staid model of middlebrow costume drama. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
While Wright's self-conscious theatricality and dollhouse aesthetic conjure comparisons to Baz Luhrmann and Wes Anderson, he outstrips both those filmmakers in moral seriousness and maturity. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
In the end Anna Karenina lets you down - visually stunning, emotionally overwrought, beautifully acted, but not quite right. Full Review
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