Voyna i Mir (War and Peace)
Voyna i Mir (War and Peace) (1967)

Epic adaptation of Tolstoy's novel centers around the lives of two families during Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 3, 2002
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

Frequently gorgeous, occasionally dull, always fascinating.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Considering its cost and the vast effort that went into its making, such a film can be made only once in our time. The wonder, indeed, is that it was made at all.

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William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

More than a dozen sequences defy description, and the vast battle scenes of Austerlitz and Borodino have no equal.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Exhaustive, spectacular, often dazzling in its ambition and faithfulness to Tolstoy, the movie is still regarded as one of the wonders of epic cinema.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Though it can be bombastic and mind-numbing, it's often lively and eye filling.

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Film4

The definitive screen version of the novel.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

This is the barbaric yawp of the Soviet film industry circa 1968, an entertainment A-bomb test announcing to the world: 'Here is what we are capable of.'

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

If you haven't seen it, you have an incredible treat in store.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Bondarchuk's film, which won a Best Foreign Film Oscar and was also serialized for British television, is certainly the definitive movie version of War and Peace, memorably impressive in its scope and ambition.

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Byron Brubaker
Tolstoy philosophy, epic panoramas of the landscape, and upper class human drama from early 1800's Russia combine in this nearly 7 hour four part film.… More
Brian R
It is a very long picture. A very long masterpiece at it's finest. Is it me or have I been leaning towards Russian pictures lately?