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Visually stunning but far too shallow
on 3 March 2017
This is really an odd film. It is fascinating due to the visual effects and the music that really grasp you and transport you, yet at the same time, the story is told in a superficial and boring way. The characters have no time to develop, they need to gallop through their storylines. The only two actors IMO who really manage to pull their characters off fully are Jude Law and Matthew MacFayden... the rest goes under in the costumes, the stage sets, the quick change of scenes...even the normally superb actresses Ruth Wilson and Emily Watson get completely overlooked.I think Knightley did a job not too bad - her performance resembles her prior performances, but here she appears more matured and shows a really dark side that I hadn't seen of her before. Unfortunately, the actor who plays Vronsky has no charisma whatsoever and no chemistry with Knightley. The same applies to the actors who play Levin and Kitty.
Really not sure what to think about this film....I only know I won't watch through it again.