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Release Date: May 1st, 2015

DVD Release Date: August 4th, 2015

PG-13|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
A headstrong Victorian beauty (Carey Mulligan) has her choice of three different suitors: a sheep farmer (Matthias Schoenaerts), a dashing soldier (Tom Sturridge) and a prosperous, older bachelor (Michael Sheen).

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, Juno Temple, Jessica Barden, Hilton McRae, Bradley Hall

Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Genres: Drama, Romance

Production Co: DNA Films

Distributors: Fox Searchlight

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  • Given the challenge of solving a problem like Bathsheba, Mulligan succeeds, more than Christie did, in providing an answer. show more

  • Far From the Madding Crowd will no doubt captivate future generations of tenth-graders who couldn’t be bothered to read the book, but it flattens the complex characters and grand scope of Hardy’s novel into an airless and overly truncated CliffsNotes version. show more

  • It’s a title to be admired, certainly, but for all its visual fireworks, Far From The Madding Crowd doesn’t truly ignite an emotional spark. show more

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