Director Joe Wright reteams with Keira Knightley for this version of Anna Karenina, which boasts a script by Tom Stoppard. Knightley stars as the title character, a Russian woman who cheats on her respected husband (Jude Law) with a young soldier (Aaron Johnson) and suffers greatly for her betrayal. Wright sets the action in a theater, often segueing from scene to scene by utilizing different spaces within the same set. Anna Karenina screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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While I appreciated the ambition of trying to fit the entire plot of Anna Karenina into a single movie, the pathway to complete this was distracting from the plot. However, the distraction ended about halfway through and the remainder of the movie was absolutely beautiful. Great performances
Cast was lacking other than Keira Knightly. Story seemed very predictable. Scenes seemed very badly portrayed. Not at all what I was expecting. Trailer made this movie look like it was going to be so much better. If you could get through the slow beginning, very poorly enertaining middle and skip to the end then you might find this movie enjoyable. The ending was good. Very sad to see she walked away from her son.