War and Peace (2016)

War and Peace (2016)

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BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Tom Harper (Wild Rose) adapts Lev Tolstoy's classic Russian romance novel in six parts, revolving around five aristocratic families and a searing love triangle during the reign of Alexander I. Stars Lily James (Yesterday), Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) and James Norton (Little Women).

2016Rating: TV-14UKBBC
DramaRomanceHistorical

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Episode 1

Russia is drawn into war with France, changing the lives... More of three young people forever.

EPISODE 1.2

Episode 2

As Andrei prepares for a great battle, Pierre struggles with... More married life.

EPISODE 1.3

Episode 3

A nervous Pierre fights a duel. Natasha and Sonya receive unexpected... More proposals.

EPISODE 1.4

Episode 4

Natasha is shocked by Andrei's decision to delay the wedding... More and travel abroad for a year.

EPISODE 1.5

Episode 5

Napoleon outrages the Russian emperor by marching his army towards... More Moscow.

EPISODE 1.6

Episode 6

As Napoleon marches into Moscow, the Rostovs rush to leave... More the city.

War and Peace (2016) | Reviews

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

At no time will the viewer feel that he or she has been transported to 1805 Russia...

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Variety

Variety

Feels like a long, dull slog to Moscow.

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New York Post

New York Post

Lovers of costume drama and romance, Russian-style, will feast their eyes on a splendid new production of Leo Tolstoy's 19th-century novel War and Peace.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It keeps the structure of the plot in place, giving a nice overview of Tolstoy's novel, and keeping a tight pace for TV.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The cast and pervasive prettiness of the surroundings may be enough to encourage some viewers to seek out Tolstoy to fill in and make sense of the myriad limitations and gaps.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

As an expression of what lies beyond, above and below the mixed-up affairs of men, nature matters very much here.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

I can't remember the last time I was so seduced by the storytelling or sublime visual power of a TV drama.

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Independent

Independent

This is a series far better than your average Downton-style Sunday bodice ripper.

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Stuff

Stuff

There's back-stabbing, social-climbing, all sorts of skulduggery and the whole thing looks utterly beautiful with furry hats and velvet capes aplenty. It's a must-see for period drama fans.

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War and Peace (2016) | Release Details

War and Peace (2016) is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.