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Rated R for disturbing war images, language and some sexuality.

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A mischievous girl accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit, only to find that her words have irrevocably and permanently changed the lives of all involved in a film that re-teams the filmmakers behind Pride & Prejudice to adapt ... Read More
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Robbie Turner
Cecilia Tallis
Briony Tallis, aged 18
Briony Taliis, aged 13
Older Briony
Singing Housemaid
Grace Turner
Emily Tallis
Lola Quincey
April 23, 2010
Great film, well made.
August 11, 2008
I DEFINITELY did not find atonement to be slow or boring like so many others have. The only poeple who say it " dragged on" are those that don't have the attention span of a normal human being and cannot keep up with a fairly SIMPLE plot. It's made very clear what's going on in the movie if you PAY ATTENTION. It was not at all a waste of time or boring.I found it to be the exact opposite,
July 27, 2008
I found this movie to be painfully long and boring. I usually love these types of movies and I was very excited to see it. Shortly before I left my home to see the movie, I found out the director was the same person who directed Pride and Prejudice, another painfully long and boring movie. I agree that the cinematography was beautiful and the storyline was pretty good, but I thought the movie
June 18, 2008
Absolutely brilliant. It's been a long time since I've been so rivetted by this movie - I had planned to go out and just started the movie to fill the time before leaving; but after the first thirty minutes I tore up the shopping list, ignored the phone and just sat staring at the movie. My parents watched it too and I never in a million years thought it would be their cup of tea, but they said
May 22, 2008
Can't figure out why this movie was made. Was slow and depressing. The character who waited until she was dying to tell the truth of how she ruined two lives had no courage whatsoever. She did nothing for her two victims. She got rich writing books. She never had the courage to tell the truth aboutthe "fake rape" between the chocolate manufacturer and the consensual sex he had with the girl.

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