Too many of the scenes here - a busted elevator, walking an elderly dog - seem included because Edelstyn didn't have any sense of structure or, worse, what exactly he was after.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
[It's] a bit much for one film, and it's no help that the filmmaker-narrator is a lightweight and befuddled chap. Still, there are amusing moments ...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
How to Re-establish a Vodka Empire unfolds as a travelogue, a memoir, a historical recreation, and a detective story.
| Original Score: 4/5
A slight, touching film.
A glorified sales presentation with one eye on the Waitrose deal. I didn't buy it.
| Original Score: 2/5
Keep your Smirnoffs and Stolis in the cupboard and give this unfamiliar tipple a try. It'll warm your cockles.
| Original Score: 3/5
A heady delight of a documentary that will warm your cockles.
Writer/Director Daniel Edelstyn makes an affable debut with this personal doc chronicling the unexpected, vodka-flavoured turn his life took after he discovered his gran's journals.
Jumbled, rushed and a trifle premature - we're left hanging as to the success of the venture - it's also charming, inventive and lively.
| Original Score: 3.5/5