Release date: Nov. 16 (limited)
Blockbuster, Oscar bait or something else? Oscar bait
Keira Knightley reunites with her "Pride & Prejudice" and "Atonement" director Joe Wright for a lavish adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 1877 literary classic about infidelity. Jude Law plays her strict husband and Aaron Taylor-Johnson is her lover in a film that boldly stages much of its action -- including a pulse-pounding horse race and decadent costume balls -- inside an ornate theater. Look out for classy supporting turns from TV stars Kelly Macdonald ("Boardwalk Empire"), Ruth Wilson ("Luther") and Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey").
-- Geoff Berkshire, Zap2it