Atonement

Joined by love. Separated by fear. Saved by hope


Atonement
This highly-regarded movie is an epic tale of love, set against a tragic mistake. The son of a housekeeper and the eldest daughter of the manor are attracted to each other. The younger sister, too young to understand, and also attracted to the man, lies about him, resulting in him going to jail. A few years later, World War II breaks out, and the man joins up. The two women are both nurses. The younger is desperate to undo the harm she did, while the two lovers have come to terms with never being able to marry.

122 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Drama, Romance, War, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave, Romola Garai, Brenda Blethyn.
Director
Joe Wright
ScreenplayChristopher Hampton, from the novel by Ian McEwan
MusicDario Marianelli
CinematographySeamus McGarvey
EditingPaul Tothill
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced byWorking Title Films, Relativity Media, Studio Canal

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild, infrequent, mild impact
NudityNone
SexImplied, in context, mild impact
ViolenceImplied, infrequent, in context
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
15
iAfrica.com
Rebekah Kendal quote iconDeft direction, breathtaking cinematography, an exciting and evocative score and adroit acting.
18
The Citizen
Peter Feldman
18
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
20
BBC
Stella Papamichael quote iconIan 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.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThis is one of the year's best films, a certain best picture nominee.
20
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconOverall, 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.
18
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconWritten, directed and acted to perfection, Atonement sweeps you up on waves of humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance.
20
Metacritic.com
36 critics
17
Rottentomatoes critics
173 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA very successful adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel.
16

What the People say

Internet
23076 Netizens quote iconSuite Britianna
16

Average .. 85%

17




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