Anna Karenina (2000) short review

As a film, I liked this one much better than the Sophie Marceau (1997) version. Helen McCrory is a stronger actress than Marceau, and she does a good job at portraying Anna’s torment without making her whiny. Unfortunately Kevin McKidd isn’t as hot as Sean Bean, but his performance was quite good. While the costumes were nice, they weren’t as outstanding as the 1997 version. Part of that may be that the film was shot in a lot of closeups, which meant it was always hard to get a good look at the costumes.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.