The story is about mistake a young girl committed back when she was 13 years old. Thinking of herself to be cut above everyone else. Forming her own judgment without really understand of what really transpired. Having a judgment is one thing but to be a false witness towards a crime that one doesnt commit is another thing. She spent her lifetime atoning for her action. To be a caused of lifetime misery for others are unbearable thoughts. Saorise Ronan played her character wonderfully in this film. Her expression conveyed the message without needing a word. Same goes to James McAvoy. His eyes say it all. The only character that doesnt reach to me is Keira, I failed to digest her emotion in this film. She seemed to think to much to be in the character thus failed to deliver. But maybe it was ok for someone else, but it just mediocre to me. Its hard to say whether I like the film but I will say it was directed well. After watching the deception and injustice being played, I left the cinema with bundle of feelings but good is not one of them.

>>By katt   (Friday, 11 Jan 2008 12:35)

It's a very good film, but not quite as memorable as the book. I think Keira was actually pretty good in this, but also miscast.

>>By Flagg   (Monday, 14 Jan 2008 11:29)

I really liked this film. I thought Keira Knightley was was OK. It was James McAvoy who I wasn't sure about. Maybe it was just the Scottish-person-can-never-use-his-own-accent thing... :) I mean, how often does a Scottish actor use his own accent, take David Tennant, or Ewan McGregor...! David Tennant can pull it off extremely well, but Ewan McGregor!!! Shudder....
Anyway...back to Atonement....
I really liked the part on the beach at Dunkirk was really well done. The amount of extras they needed!! It really reminded me of what Joe Wright did before in Pride and Prejudice during the dance scenes with the camera moving with the characters.
Just watch and see what you think if you haven't already seen it... its worth a look.


>>By beebee_bloo   (Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 00:40)

Yeah, the bit on the beach was the best part, brilliantly done.

>>By Flagg   (Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 16:38)


>>By ftad   (Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 16:38)

I adore this film (plus the book) Saw it at the cinema twice. Now watch the dvd all the time!

>>By Ctina   (Sunday, 4 Oct 2009 19:43)

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