L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin Reviews

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
March 6, 2003
Energetic and informative, albeit more than a little haphazard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
March 6, 2003
The story of the JAR can be read as tragedy, but the exuberant Strom ... is by artistic temperament an optimist.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
January 31, 2003
Talking heads and shots of the grim landscape can get awfully tiresome.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
January 30, 2003
A fertile concept vanishes behind confused, overwrought style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 28, 2003
Like Strom's earlier docs, L'Chayim Comrade Stalin is best appreciated as an exercise in creative ethnography.