Anna Karenina
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Leo Tolstoy's classic novel is brought to the screen once again in what was the first American-based production of this story to be filmed on location in Russia. Anna (Sophie Marceau) is married to Alexei (James Fox), but while their relationship is not outwardly unhappy, it's clear that neither has much enthusiasm for either their spouse or their marriage. While visiting her bother Stiva (Danny Huston), who is having marital problems of his own, Anna meets Count Vronsky (Sean Bean). An immediate mutual attraction arises between them, and soon Vronsky has left behind his mistress Kitty… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Only die-hard romantics are likely not to come away disappointed."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"Marceau and Bean have no chemistry, which is essential to a film like this."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Like its opening, Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is half-successful."
‑ Kim Williamson, Boxoffice Magazine
"Provided you have a burning interest in pretty visuals and less regard for the whys and wherefores of human behavior, this latest adaptation of Tolstoy's classic is a pleasant watch."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"Bloodless and shallow adaptation."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A copy of the paperback book should cost about as much as a movie ticket, and will provide a more lasting and worthwhile investment."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"This version manages to be both the most pretentious and anaemic yet."
‑ Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine
"In Sophie Marceau ... [Rose] has a fine young Anna."
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, San Francisco Examiner
"This sleek, Cliffs Notes version of a masterpiece is ... glossy and picture perfect on the surface and hollow at the core."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"You're better off reading the Cliff's Notes."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Doesn't build strong relationships between the characters, relying instead on overheated words and performances to generate false intensity."
‑ , E! Online
"Sumptuous cinematography, glorious sets and costumes dominate throughout the film."
‑ Matt Easterbrook, Matt's Movie Reviews
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