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Ivansxtc

Ivansxtc (2002)

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80

Average Rating: 7.3/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 2

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Movie Info

Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.

R,

Drama, Comedy

Bernard Rose, Leo Tolstoy

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All Critics (34) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (21) | Rotten (7) | DVD (3)

A triumph, relentless and beautiful in its downbeat darkness.

October 17, 2002 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
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A committed, intelligent and fascinating piece of work with no irony about it.

August 16, 2002 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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A remarkable film by Bernard Rose.

June 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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I have no way of knowing exactly how much is exaggeration, but I've got a creepy feeling that the film is closer to the mark than I want to believe.

June 27, 2002 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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To the degree that ivans xtc. works, it's thanks to Huston's revelatory performance.

June 11, 2002 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
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It's tough to watch, but it's a fantastic movie.

June 10, 2002 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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The fascination comes in the power of the Huston performance, which seems so larger than life and yet so fragile, and in the way the Ivan character accepts the news of his illness so quickly but still finds himself unable to react.

October 6, 2002

It's hard to say who might enjoy this, are there Tolstoy groupies out there? It's dark and tragic, and lets the business of the greedy talent agents get in the way of saying something meaningful about facing death

September 27, 2002 Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com

It gets onto the screen just about as much of the novella as one could reasonably expect, and is engrossing and moving in its own right.

September 25, 2002 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

Huston nails both the glad-handing and the choking sense of hollow despair.

August 20, 2002 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Captivates as it shows excess in business and pleasure, allowing us to find the small, human moments, and leaving off with a grand whimper.

August 19, 2002
San Francisco Examiner

(Danny Huston gives) an astounding performance that deftly, gradually reveals a real human soul buried beneath a spellbinding serpent's smirk.

August 19, 2002 Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire
SPLICEDWire

A directorial tour de force by Bernard Rose, ivans xtc. is one of this year's very best pictures.

August 10, 2002 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

A substantial and affecting piece of work.

August 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Sight and Sound
Sight and Sound

A powerful, chilling, and affecting study of one man's dying fall.

July 9, 2002 Full Review Source: BBC.com
BBC.com

It's "Bowfinger" with a meaning, it's "The Player" with a heart, it's a window into business, politics and excesses. The film has heart

June 29, 2002 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

With very little to add beyond the dark visions already relayed by superb recent predecessors like Swimming With Sharks and The Player, this latest skewering ... may put off insiders and outsiders alike.

June 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The reality-TV-like camera work takes some getting used to. And the even shakier editing, dialogue and acting quickly reveal this isn't exactly summer's big blockbuster.

June 11, 2002 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

Make no mistake, ivans xtc. is a mess.

June 7, 2002
Reel.com

It's the humanizing stuff that will probably sink the film for anyone who doesn't think about percentages all day long.

June 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

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