If you have been disappointed by the motion pictures you have seen lately, or if you don't even attend the cinema because all they seem to offer are action flicks, lame "comedies" and slasher pix, please do yourself a favor and go to see "Atonement."
If you'd like to see a fine drama with actors instead of movie stars, go see it. If you are curious about other lives and other times, go see it. If you want to stimulate your brain with questions about guilt and responsibility and atonement, go see it. If you are a fan of any type of history other than your own, go see it.
If you think a slow set-up time in a movie is tedious, don't go see it. If you don't like to see the realities of war, don't go see it. If you can't stand the fact that there are no car chases, don't go see it. If you don't like it if there are no potty jokes or farting or frat boy antics, don't go see it.
If you think it's just a "Chick Flick" don't go see it.
If you can't be patient enough to listen and understand the English accents, don't go see it. If you have read the book and think the movie won't be up to par with the book, don't go see it. If you can't be awake and aware enough to catch the subtle clues, don't, by any means, don't BOTHER to go see it.
If you want to think about a movie for a long time after you leave the theater, go see it. If you want to rush out and buy the book afterwards, go see it. If you want a thoughtful, well crafted, beautifully-filmed movie that doesn't insult your intelligence, go see it.
The choice is up to you.