Burlesque at it's Best and Worst.
"A Horse is a Horse of Course", unless it is a "Horse Race on the stage of a Burlesque Theater??
Tolstoy's story of Love, Lust, Betrayal, and Death has been played out in the "Imperial Theater of St. Petersburg" demonstrating how far the cinema has withdrawn back into its womb.
The cinematography, and the amazing costuming, although exquisite, is played out as if posted on "Facebook or Pinterest on Steroids". It keeps your attention but distracts from Tolstoy's magnificent story.
Although Anna (Keira Knightley) was played brilliantly as was the role of her husband Karenin (Jude Law) it's extremely difficult not to admire this overly ambitious and terribly complicated risk.
This review, a "Soft 7", is from a "Preview" at the Boca Raton Cinemark Theater on November 28, 2012.