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L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin Reviews

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Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com

We are fortunate enough to see films like L'chayim Comrade Stalin, where the last brilliant sparks shine most astonishingly

Full Review Source: Bangitout.com | Original Score: '2.5'

November 3, 2005
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine

Replete with surprises, twists and thought-provoking anecdotes.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

March 14, 2003
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

The smarter film would have really put its beliefs through the wringer; Strom's movie contents itself with the surface and as such remains a wan, Xeroxed filmic hand-out of a potentially interesting historical sub-chapter.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: C-

March 10, 2003
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Energetic and informative, albeit more than a little haphazard.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

March 6, 2003
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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The story of the JAR can be read as tragedy, but the exuberant Strom ... is by artistic temperament an optimist.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

March 6, 2003
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

Like the swamps on which the Siberian town Birobidzhan was built, Yale Strom's latest documentary L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin! is mired in mediocrity.

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online | Original Score: 1/4

February 13, 2003
Donald J. Levit
Film Threat

Like the Jewish Autonomous Region itself, it is stillborn and empty.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 12, 2003
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Strom, whether hamstrung by a lack of material or an inability to understand structure, delivers a slapdash work that is weak on a number of fronts.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 12, 2003
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Can't overcome its inherent blandness.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

February 10, 2003
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Talking heads and shots of the grim landscape can get awfully tiresome.

| Original Score: 2/4

January 31, 2003
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Enlightening documentary.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 30, 2003
Dave Kehr
New York Times
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A fertile concept vanishes behind confused, overwrought style.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 30, 2003
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Like Strom's earlier docs, L'Chayim Comrade Stalin is best appreciated as an exercise in creative ethnography.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 28, 2003

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 6, 2005
Donald J. Levit
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February 12, 2003
Louis Proyect
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February 3, 2003
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