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: June 17, 2009
DVD 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 (UK)

It's all overwrought and unpersuasive.

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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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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
Independent (UK)

Not Tolstoyan.

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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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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

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

Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Gordon Anderson
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