December 7, 2007 (Limited)
January 4, 2008
Rated R for disturbing war images, language and some sexuality
Joe Wright, the BAFTA Award-winning director of “Pride & Prejudice,” has reunited with his filmmaking team and his Academy Award-nominated actress, Keira Knightley, for another classic British romance, starring James McAvoy (BAFTA Award nominee for “The Last King of Scotland”) opposite Ms. Knightley. Christopher Hampton (Academy Award winner for “Dangerous Liaisons”) has written the screenplay adaptation of Ian McEwan’s best-selling 2002 novel Atonement. Shot on location in the U.K., the film’s story spans several...
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I am not a God-fearing man, but the heavens are shining down on me today. I told myself not to hype things up too much for the critically acclaimed Atonement
, which is continuing to gather strength as a major awards contender. I told myself not to expect too much because I would end up being disappointed, and for just the first couple of minutes, I was. And then Joe Wright, the director of the surprisingly good Pride & Prejudice
remake, stepped it up and started throwing punches.
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