Far From the Madding Crowd

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  119 min.
Release Date: May 1, 2015 - Toronto - May 1, 2015 - Toronto
May 8 - Vancouver
May 15 - Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Victoria, Winnipeg

DVD: August 11, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 4.08
based on 30 votes and 9 reviews
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Cast: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Sturridge, Michael Sheen, Juno Temple


Independent, beautiful and headstrong country heiress Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) has three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor.

Bathsheba considers herself to be intellectually superior to all three, but when she finally drops her haughty attitude, she's able to be open to a man's love.

Based on the beloved novel by Thomas Hardy.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich
Screenplay: David Nicholls
Official Site: farfromthemaddingcrowdmovie.co.uk

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  • 5 stars "Both actors are great! It's definitely one of the best movie this year."
  • 5 stars "A very pleasant way to spend the afternoon. The script was a little predictable but well acted"
  • 1 star "Thomas Hardy novel very badly adapted to the screen. Carey Mulligan did not grasp the passion of the character at all. I kept waiting for this slow slow moving film to get going."