Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

DVD - 2013
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In Tolstoy's powerful tale of family passions set in Russia in the 1870s, Anna, the young and beautiful wife of a powerful older man, risks more than she can imagine when she runs away with the dashing Count Vronsky.
Publisher: [United States] : Universal Home Entertainment, 2013.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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vickmeister
Nov 22, 2017

I had high hopes for this movie. I looked forward to enjoying a lavish historical tale featuring some of my favorite actors (Jude Law, Keira Knightley). I ended up disappointed. I found it confusing and hard to follow, with the director's conceit of having the action all happening "onstage." The settings were often quite lovely but I became bored and left unsatisfied. There are plenty of other movies out there that serve their stories better. I don't recommend this one.

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skinnyminnybean
Nov 20, 2017

I know it's a "Classic." Done well, but the subject-line is tired. Costumes, setting, passion. C+

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Olgalevin
Oct 04, 2017

Not really a fan of movies that seem to only take place on one stage and nowhere else. Only giving 3 stars for the acting which I thought was pretty good.

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COURIER3
Jul 13, 2017

Way too long and boring. Kept jumping around from scene to scene.

JCLSheidaB Jun 30, 2017

A breathtakingly beautiful rendition of the Russian classic. I just wish someone else, anyone else, had played Vronsky.

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brotagonist
Mar 12, 2017

I was very impressed by the use of stage sets for all of the scenes. I had the feeling that I was being transported back to another time. The costumes were sumptuous, everything was perfect for making the era come alive. This film is gorgeously done to the very last detail!

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akirakato
Sep 08, 2016

This is a 2012 British historical romance directed by Joe Wright, adapted by Tom Stoppard from Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel of the same name.
The film depicts the tragedy of Russian aristocrat and socialite Anna Karenina, wife of senior statesman Alexei Karenin.
Anna's affair with the affluent officer Count Vronsky leads to her ultimate demise.
Although the theme remains intact, setting most of the actions on a theater stage appears somewhat awkward.
I don't like foolishly-choreographed social dance in the ballroom.
I've seen a dog fart in a concert for the first time.
I've never heard a dog fart in my whole life. :-)
In any case, it seems to be a vividly painted historical drama reflecting on the Russian high society of the late 19th century.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 27, 2016

This is really a wonderful movie!! of course it will be - I'm not surprised, because it is one of Leo Tolstoy novels. It is really the best romantic movie that I've ever watched, my favourite character is Anna's husband he is really the nicest man that I've ever seen. He was ready to forgive his wife after all what she had done, and the most character that I hate is Anna's lover because he stop loving her after all what she done for him, and I hate Anna too because she kept doing mistakes and never learn and admit that she had chosen wrong. I give this movie 8/10. This movie is inappropriate for kids under 15 years old. - @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 03, 2016

A more interesting and vivid adaptation of the book than the Garbo version. This version had its flaws (ie Sergei was about as animate as the bed he lay in), but overall I enjoyed it. The visual play Wright added to the story did occasionally miss its mark, but was largely on point.

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KatherineHere
Mar 22, 2016

Lavish, beautiful, dramatic, and extremely....odd.

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“Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.” -Abraham Lincoln

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Apr 24, 2013

Nikolai Levin: "Romantic love will be the last delusion of the old order."

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