War and Peace

War and Peace

Director: King Vidor Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer
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War and Peace 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fans of both the novel and the undeniably great Russian film by Bonderchuk are very quick to put this version down. Being a fan of both of those myself, I cannot deny that this comes in second or third place. HOWEVER - if you are interested in finding out what the "infamous" War and Peace is all about and don't feel like reading 1200 pages of translated 19th century prose, or watching the 7 hour Russian film (and deal with bad dubbing, three languages, and a hefty price tag), then this version is for you. Granted, it lacks the authentic location shoots, costuming, and battles with 10,000+ extras, but it does manage to contain most of the main characters and follow most of the main plot lines. And Audrey Hepburn really is a magnificent Natasha. If you really want to experience War and Peace, read the novel and then watch the Russian version (the 5 DVD set from Rusico, NOT the butchered 3-disc version from Kultur) in the original Russian language (and skip the subtitles). But if that is too much to ask, check this version out.
joetnnr402016 More than 1 year ago
A Thrilling Action & Adventure Movie Dealing With The Napoleonic Wars.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was severely disappointed with this movie after reading the book. Princess Mary (or Maria depending on the translation) is supposed to be plain looking but is very attractive in the movie. The battle scenes are very brief and choppy, and the highlighted scenes, like the Battle of Austerlitz and Prince Bolkonsky rallying the the troops with the flag, look like they were thrown togther hastily. Very disappointing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Audrey Hepburn is my favorite actress of all time. And War and Peace is one of my favorite movies of all time. The entire cast dose a swell job at bringing the tragic story to life, and you just can't beat Hepburn, Fonda, and Ferrer acting out a great Tolstoy classic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How could one of the greatest novels ever written have been done with a worse cast and more awful acting. Audrey is of course gorgeous, but Henry Fonda is too old by 1 - 2 decades and Mel Ferrer is typically stiff. The only believable character per the book is Kutuzov. No wonder the film died.
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