‘Madding Crowd’ a good showcase for Mulligan (Our grade: A-)

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Matthias Schoenaerts and Carey Mulligan star in “Far From the Madding Crowd.”
Matthias Schoenaerts and Carey Mulligan star in “Far From the Madding Crowd.”

Matthias Schoenaerts and Carey Mulligan star in “Far From the Madding Crowd.”

Roger Moore – Tribune News Service

“Far From the Madding Crowd,” Thomas Hardy’s romantic Victorian novel of class, labor and the fickle finger of love, earns a stately yet earthy and full-blooded film treatment from the Danish director Thomas Vinterberg.

The film makes a fine showcase for Carey Mulligan (“The Great Gatsby”), Mathias Schoenaerts (“Rust & Bone”), Michael Sheen and Juno Temple. And if it isn’t as decorous and deft as the Jane Austen romances of an earlier literary (and cinematic) age, the longing is still there in a story that feels more lived-in, brutish and realistic.

» Read full review at MyStatesman.com | Find showtimes for “Far From the Madding Crowd”


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