Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina
|Director of Photography:||Daryn Okada|
|Editor:||Victor Du Bois|
|Production Designer:||John Myhre|
|Warner Bros.; PG-13; 120 minutes|
|Cast:||Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina, Mia Kirshner and James Fox|
|Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy|
Anna Karenina perfectly captures the look and flavor of 1880s Russia, but it's dreadfully hollow in every other respect. Tolstoy's Anna burned with passion; Marceau's Anna sleepwalks through the entire film. Equally bland is her affair with Count Vronsky (Bean). Anna risked everything for the scandalous relationship; the filmmakers should have felt the same intensity.