Atonement (15)

Ian McEwan s novel has been brought to life by Joe Wright, the director who has been unfairly overshadowed by the film s stars Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. It is 1935 and a developing English countryside relationship between two lovers (Knightley and

Ian McEwan's novel has been brought to life by Joe Wright, the director who has been unfairly overshadowed by the film's stars Keira Knightley and James McAvoy.

It is 1935 and a developing English countryside relationship between two lovers (Knightley and McAvoy) is ripped apart by a 13-year-old girl who tells a lie which alters their lives. The first half of Atonement is everything you could possibly want from a cinematic experience but the film's second half lacks the visual impact and sharp dialogue of the first. 4/5