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Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2021
Like in The Children's Hour, Atonement deals with how a child's lie(s) can destroy people's lives.

Unlike The Children's Hour, Atonement isn't even a halfway decent movie. It is hideously pretentious drivel.

What's with the repeated shots of someone using a lighter?
What's with the lengthy scene of soldiers walking around Dunkirk?
What's with the hideously wrong portrayal of the Dunkirk evacuation?

The plot is about an author who is trying to make up for the wrongs she did earlier in life before she herself dies. I don't think her novel comes close to doing that.

Like Adaptation and The Fisher King, Atonement is a vastly overrated movie.
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