The Kreutzer Sonata
The Kreutzer Sonata (2009)

Based on a story written by Leo Tolstoy in response to Ludwig van Beethoven's eponymous composition, director Bernard Rose's mature dissection of modern marriage tells the tale of a wealthy philanthropist (Danny Huston) who becomes… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 7, 2012
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Rose films on the fly using hand-held digital video cameras - which give the scenes of marital discord a convincing immediacy.

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Robbie Collin
News of the World

It's actually pretty watchable thanks to a demented turn from Huston, a terrifyingly tense final act and, shall we say, a 'committed' performance from Liz.

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

It's all overwrought and unpersuasive.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

A gripping, Hitchcockian marital thriller with the added value of a score by Ludvig van Beethoven himself

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Kevin Harley
Total Film

Rohm brings subtlety to her role but Edgar's paranoia dominates, giving the hammy Huston too much room to over-cook this thin tragedy.

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Anthony Quinn

Not Tolstoyan.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

The acting and the scene direction have a delicate, organic feel that is stomped all over by the narration and noise.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

It may ultimately lack subtlety, but it peers into the hearts and minds of its two weird protagonists with some skill.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The shlock-therapy emotional buttons are pushed one after another.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
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Rose partners up again with his go to guy Huston for a torrid tale of male jealousy out of control. It has a thoughtful, insightful script but is spoiled by its… More