Flash Review: Anna Karenina [2012]

3 stars and a half

Anna Karenina 2012

You know when you’re bowling and you knock down all the pins except for one? That’s how Dixie Chassay and Jina Jay, who did the casting for Anna Karenina, must’ve (or should’ve felt). Keira Knightley, Alicia Vikander, Kelly McDonald and especially Jude Law, Matthew Macfadyen and Domhnall Gleeson are absolutely fantastic in their respective roles. Aaron Johnson, on the other hand, is woefully miscast. You never buy his Count Vronsky as this Russian Casanova. He’s just some horny kid with bleach-blond hair. Boo! That major qualm aside, Joe Wright’s (Atonement, Hanna) latest is a lush, involving production and a treat for the senses.

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