Tolstoy at warp speed. Director Bernard Rose delivers on his promise to serve up the most complete adaptation ever of Count Leo's lengthy masterpiece, and he manages to cram it all in under the two hour mark. Unfortunately, the breakneck pace leaves little room
for anything resembling passion: No sooner does Anna (Sophie Marceau) meet Count Vronsky (Sean Bean), it seems, than she's already under that train... and it's anyone's guess as to why. If the brisk pace does a serious injustice to the drop-dead gorgeous production design -- blink and you'll miss
some truly exquisite details -- it does help gloss over some serious casting gaffs, not the least of which is the...