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The Kreutzer Sonata (2009)



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Based on a story written by Leo Tolstoy in response to Ludwig van Beethoven's eponymous composition, director Bernard Rose's mature dissection of modern marriage tells the tale of a wealthy philanthropist (Danny Huston) who becomes intensely possessive of his wife (Elisabeth Röhm) -- a beautiful and talented pianist. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for The Kreutzer Sonata

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (9)

It's actually pretty watchable thanks to a demented turn from Huston, a terrifyingly tense final act and, shall we say, a 'committed' performance from Liz.

March 16, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It may ultimately lack subtlety, but it peers into the hearts and minds of its two weird protagonists with some skill.

March 16, 2010

Not Tolstoyan.

March 16, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The shlock-therapy emotional buttons are pushed one after another.

March 16, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It's a model of low-budget candour and bite.

March 16, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Bold, brilliant and exhilarating: an intimately horrible, sexually explicit and black-comic portrait of a toxic marriage.

March 15, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Kreutzer Sonata


Rose partners up again with his go to guy Huston for a torrid tale of male jealousy out of control. It has a thoughtful, insightful script but is spoiled by its cheap look and technique.

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