Being a fan of Joe Wrights first feature film Pride & Prejudice i had high expectations about seeing this film and i am beyond happy to say that his second feature has well and truly suppassed his first.
Atonement is a truly breathtaking piece of modern cinema. With brilliant performances from Keira Knightley and James McAvoy in the leading roles, the two actors seem to have perhaps the most mesmerising chemistry i've seen two young lead actors have in a long time. Also the film features a strong supporting cast featuring fantastic turns from Vanessa Redgrave, Romola Garai and a true star to watch in the shape of Saoirse Ronan.
A heart breaking love story and an equally harrowing war film, Atonement is without doubt one of the best British films of modern time. A definate must see.