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Summary: A British romance that spans several decades. Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. (imdb)
"McEwan's uncanny expression of the intangible has posed a challenge to those who've brought his novels and short stories to the screen, and Wright resorts to obvious cinematic shorthand to communicate Atonement's metaphysical ideas." - Ed Gonzalez
A superbly crafted and extremely elegant film on all fronts. It's visually stunning, from warm wilderness palettes to an absolutely jaw dropping tracking shot through a war-torn beach. The multiple perspectives bring out varied emotions on the same events, and it gives the movie quite a bit of character. Some of the acting is a bit unconvincing (Knightley especially) and the typewriter-laced score is overdone, but on the whole it's an admirable effort.
A quite nice film adaption of the novel by McEwan. Could have been more sensible. Since it is a book Briony writes in the novel, she could have made a film in the movie version. Would have made more sense.
Remarkable movie. The first half quite boring - it was hard to keep the attention and not go away. The second half was touching. I don't like the explenation at the end - just talking old woman - could have been done differently.
It starts off pretty bland, but as it progresses it gets much better. The story as a whole is great, and the way it's told keeps your attention. Technically its absolutely wonderful, there's a spectacular long cut and the ending is extremely powerful.I think this is a romance story that everyone can enjoy.
Bardzo ciekawa historia opowiedziana w moze nie najlepszy sposob. Osobiscie film oceniam wysoko, kino ambitne. Jezeli ktos nie lubi myslec (bo boli) przy ogladaniu filmu, nie bedzie mial z niego frajdy.
A pleasant surprise given its packaged a bit like stuffy boring Oscar-bait a la English Patient. The long shot of the beach at Dunkirk rivals the war scene in Children of Men in terms of technical accomplishments -- everything about this movie is top shelf, from the cinematography to the score, and especially the acting. Wright flashes a strong directorial prowess, and the ending packs an unforgettable punch. It's a clear runner-up in a strong year, but definitely not to be missed.
I'm reviewing this after a second viewing....the first viewing left me a little confused, so 6 months later....... This is a truly stunning movie....with a story so desperately sad. Great photography, ("dunkirk" slightly overindulgent but beautifully done). All leads were good....(even Brenda Blethyn managing to restrain herself). Highly recommend........
Beautifully made and touching - it even got me a little teary-eyed - but a masterpiece it still is not. It feels epic in plenty of places and the work of everyone involved is masterful in itself... the movie just isn't the best of the crowded year. Don't miss it, though. It's still great.