Far from the Madding Crowd

Show Times:

Friday 5/29 through Thursday 6/4 at 5:00pm & 7:30pm

Rated: PG-13 | Drama
Running Time: 119 minutes

Nobody’s going to match Julie Christie in the lead of John Schlesinger’s 1967 adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel, but Carey Mulligan in this latest, directed by Thomas Vinterberg, is the next best thing. Mulligan plays a she’s-angry-when-she’s beautiful version of Hardy’s feminist heroine struggling to make the right choice among three suitors, and parse the dense interplay of money, convention, sensuality, and fate that makes Hardy’s novels so compelling.—Peter Biskind

“…an unusually fresh and surprising romantic comedy.”—A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Though its social scope is narrower than Hardy’s, you do come away from it with a true sense of the shrouded world that he devised, where fate could frown upon even the blithest day.”—Anthony Lane, New Yorker

“An enthralling, complex, nimbly acted drama with a sweeping romance that doesn’t shy away from sexual politics.”—Claudia Puig, USA Today

“This filmed version of Hardy’s fourth novel is well worth seeing. It rises head and shoulders above most of what we’ve been seeing lately.”—Rex Reed, New York Observer

“Thomas Vinterberg’s latest version is, hands down, the best yet…Even if you don’t consider yourself an easy mark for literary bodice-rippers served with a side of sexual politics, this Madding Crowd gives you plenty of reason to swoon.”—Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly