An adaptation of the Ian McEwan novel about the catastrophic fallout from a child's rebuffed crush, Atonement should confirm Joe Wright—along with most of his production team from Pride & Prejudice—as a master of period film. Impeccable design, perfect casting, sound that takes the clack of a typewriter and embeds it into all sorts of furious onscreen rhythms... I was swooning even before the love story kicked in. Admittedly, Keira Knightley and James McAvoy are pretty dreamy, too. (See Movie Times for details.)

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