Joined by love. Separated by fear. Saved by hope
James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave, Romola Garai, Brenda Blethyn.
|Screenplay||Christopher Hampton, from the novel by Ian McEwan|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS|
|Produced by||Working Title Films, Relativity Media, Studio Canal|
|Language||Mild, infrequent, mild impact|
|Sex||Implied, in context, mild impact|
|Violence||Implied, infrequent, in context|
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Rebekah Kendal Deft direction, breathtaking cinematography, an exciting and evocative score and adroit acting.
Stella Papamichael Ian McEwan's acclaimed novel Atonement arrives with stately grandeur on the big screen, keeping that same sense of dreamy otherworldliness and unsettling nervous energy. It's a boldly unconventional period melodrama and a stunning showcase for director Joe Wright.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert This is one of the year's best films, a certain best picture nominee.
James Berardinelli Overall, it's a finely crafted motion picture - perhaps not the equal of Wright's Austen adaptation, but strong enough to make it worth seeing for fans of the book and the genre.
Peter Travers Written, directed and acted to perfection, Atonement sweeps you up on waves of humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance.
Tomatometer A very successful adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel.
What the People say
23076 Netizens Suite Britianna
Average .. 85%