"Atlas Shrugged - Part I"
Best achievement? Avoiding the visual and technical anachronisms inherent in a literal rendering of the original. The film is set in 2016 and it was, to me at least, completely credible on that point.
Second-best? Casting unknown actors who do a workmanlike job in the roles of Dagny, Hank Rearden, James Taggert, Wesley Mouch, and others.
Final noteworthy accomplishment? Compressing Rand's material into a dramatically-brief Part I without losing the essential spirit of the novel.
Now, if I hadn't read the book, I am not sure if I would have been able to follow the movie's events.
But for those who have read the original, you'll give it (I hope) at least the "B" I give it tonight.
BTW, if you wait for the video, you'll lose some nice full-theatre-screen exterior shots of the John Galt Line blasting across the gorgeous Colorado countryside in fall.
But that's all you'll lose.