Onegin (1999)

In 1820s St. Petersburg, artistocrat Eugene Onegin inherits a large estate in the countryside. There he meets his neighbor Lensky and Lensky's fiancee Olga. When Onegin first sees Olga's older sister, Tatyana, he is somewhat… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 17, 1999
DVD Release Date: July 4, 2000
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Onegin is as pretty a picture as anyone could want of a Russian lit-flick ...

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There is a cool, mannered elegance to the picture that I like, but it's dead at its center.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Overall, Onegin is a bit of a sloppy and untidy affair, but that goes a long way in distinguishing it from the 7000 other movies of this type.

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Derek Elley

The heart of Pushkin's celebrated classic pumps firm and full in debuting director Martha Fiennes' richly textured pic version.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The film's only real flaw -- alas, a substantial one -- is that its pace is too deliberate and gets more deliberate as it goes along.

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Bryan Poyser
Austin Chronicle

With a character as enigmatic and detached as Onegin, you want at least an opinion or a point of view on his actions from the filmmakers, something other than splendor served up frame-by-frame.

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Time Out

Even if grand pathos isn't achieved, Martha Fiennes makes a brave and welcome stab at it.

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Dennis Lim
Village Voice

Unable to capture either its wit, psychological acuity, or formal rigor, the movie essentially reduces the schematic, seesaw narrative to doomy clichés.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Nearly perfect.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Morgan Salem
When I think back to much of the movie I suppose it was kind of boring, but truthfully I really enjoyed watching this movie, it was just a very relaxing movie… More
Leo L
A personal favorite.
Luke Baldock
It was boring, had me snoring, te de doo da. Extravagant in detail but thin in just about everything else. Woman loves man, man leaves, man comes back, loves… More
Daisy Maduro
Onegin was a charming and dramatic romance. It contained all of the elements of a great film. The acting was good. I could have only desire an extension of the… More