Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina (1997)

This lavish remake of Tolstoy's classic novel is the first American version to be filmed in Russia. Like its predecessors, it focuses more on the romantic and tragic aspects of the story and ignores the political and philosophical… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 24, 2008
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Only die-hard romantics are likely not to come away disappointed.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

When [Anna and Vronsky] first lay eyes on each other at the train station in St. Petersburg, the only steam between them comes from the engine.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Marceau and Bean have no chemistry, which is essential to a film like this.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Bloodless and shallow adaptation.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

A copy of the paperback book should cost about as much as a movie ticket, and will provide a more lasting and worthwhile investment.

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Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

This version manages to be both the most pretentious and anaemic yet.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

This sleek, Cliffs Notes version of a masterpiece is ... glossy and picture perfect on the surface and hollow at the core.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

You're better off reading the Cliff's Notes.

E! Online

Doesn't build strong relationships between the characters, relying instead on overheated words and performances to generate false intensity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
Simply brilliant!