6/1/2006 12:18:46 PM
I recently saw this. I found it to be close to the book. The actor who portrayed Prince Myshkin was perfect for the role. He was very endearing. It was understandable that most of the other characters would be sympathetic to him. The first quarter of the story was the most interesting and dynamic. Later it lost some of its drive, thus I rated it 4* instead if 5*. The time period was beautifully portrayed also. It was almost like being in that time and place.