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Atonement

23 Ratings: 3.0
A movie directed by Joe Wright

Director Joe Wright (Pride and Prejudice) gives Ian McEwan’s bestselling novel a sumptuous treatment for the screen that should come to be regarded as one of the defining films of the epic romantic drama. Indeed, everything about this film stems … see full wiki

Director: Joe Wright
Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 14, 2007
MPAA Rating: R
8 reviews about Atonement
Quick Tip by . May 23, 2011
Interesting to give this the "Inception" treatment...how much actually happened and how much is happening in Briony's head? Last time through I realized that just about all of it after the arrest could be happening in her head, or in the book she's revealed to be writing at the end -- Dunkirk, Cecilia and Robby's overheated romance, all of it.
Quick Tip by . July 18, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I saw this movie a few years ago would be willing to watch it again!
review by . December 19, 2008
DVD
It is 1935, and wealthy Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightly) loves Robbie (James McAvoy), the housekeeper's son. A scandalous accusation against him by Cecilia's little sister separates the two lovers. And then, the War begins.     I really wanted to like this movie. I'd heard it was a grand love story played out against the agonizing backdrop of World War II. Well, it left me cold. I didn't feel anything for Cecilia or her sister (they both seemed pretty shallow and spoiled to me), …
review by . May 12, 2008
Atonement is a difficult movie on several levels. Emotionally, it's a tale of twisting logic and the power of simple words unleashed. It's a story of what ifs and if onlys. An epic full of longing and sorrow, passion and pain, Atonement is not a movie to watch to unwind after a taxing day full of drama, unless intense drama onscreen helps you unwind. Though the writing is tight and intriguing and the acting spot-on, the transitions from some scenes to others left me scratching my head. Several scenes …
review by . March 02, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Based upon the novel by Ian Mcewan, ATONEMENT is a beautifully shot and constructed movie that examines the power of perspective, the importance of truth, and how differences between the two can clash and affect people's lives. The film opens in 1935 England in a beautiful country estate. Thirteen-year old Briony Tallis (Saorise Ronan) is a precocious girl attempting to establish herself as a writer by writing tales of fantasy and plays that she and her friends can act out for their families. Briony's …
review by . February 16, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Looks nice     Cons: I hated the characters     The Bottom Line: I give away this movie like a skin cream sample. Don't say you weren't warned.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot. Atonement is the title of this movie. But it is also   what this movie should be seeking from anyone unfortunate enough to have seen it. Atonement isn't   the worst movie in the world, or even …
review by . January 05, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Acting is top notch, imagery is well contained, and the story as a whole      Cons: Slow to begin, if you need a quick start, then wait for the DVD      The Bottom Line: This shouldn't be in the DVD section, but oh well. I recommend it for the patient moviegoer who likes subtlety and a romantic story.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot.         In …
review by . December 25, 2007
Pros: Performances; beautiful cinematography; Ms. Saoirse Ronan     Cons: Plotting and dare I say boring at times.     The Bottom Line: Atonement is flawed, but what movie isn't to some degree; this one is well worth the price of admission.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Much has been said and written about Atonement the silver screen adaptation of English author Ian McEwan’s 2001 novel …
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