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An updated, streamlined version of the Tolstoy classic will appeal to a younger demographic while the oldsters will stick to reading the book. Director Joe Wright teams up with super star Keira Knightley after their hits "Pride and Prejudice" and "Atonement,. to take a crack at one of the most oft-told stories of all time. The results are mixed. The story is stripped down to its essentials; men and women make mistakes and the women pay. Although this is as unjust now as it was a century ago, there is not the time to make the point in a convincing manner. The result is, at best, an introduction to the classic and not the classic itself. The costumes »

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