June 28, 2010
Excellent production, directing, acting, etc., wasted on a mundane story. The elderly Tolstoy is caught up with liberalism (unrealistic idealism) of passive resistance, eliminating property rights (the cornerstone of capitalism), and Marxist redistribution of wealth. His wife wants royalties from his works to go to his heirs while Tolstoy wants to give up his copyrighted ownership to the people
I like both Helen Miren and Christopher Plummer. The whole movie was the two of them as a bickering couple. It doesn't matter that one of them is famous, it could have been anyone. Well acted but recommend passing this by.
March 02, 2010
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Great Movie!! Terrific acting -- my wife and I both loved it!
February 23, 2010
Probably the best movie we have seen this year. I guess a person must know something about Tolstoy & Russian History. Great acting, scenes and script. It took two weeks to see it at our Regency Theater. Big movie companies still control the industryn as it was only shown in one theater.. The lines were long and we came back another time and it was worth it. See it.
February 20, 2010
HARD TO RATE BECAUSE THE GREAT HELEN MIRREN IS NEVER WRONG. This was tedious because it was so long but it certainly was an interesting "study" sort of thing. Tolstoy was thought of as the mind that 'saved' Russia at one time; he was an icon and a great thinker but he made his wife pregnant about 12 or 13 times, something like that. His wife dared to want to sell his works to the