Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (Leningrad Cowboys treffen Moses, Die) Reviews

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December 16, 2014
Great, surrealistic comedy! :) I love it.
October 9, 2013
The first Leningrad Cowboys film worked so well because it was the purest road movie ever made. Minimal plot and character development focused attention on the wonderful cinematography and the journey through 80s America. This one misses slightly because of the attempt to give the Cowboys' journey home a story. If only Kaurismaki had resisted that temptation! It's still worth a watch for some very funny moments, but the music doesn't live up to the original's and the plot and story are unnecessary and weak. If you're not a fan of the first film you just won't get it, and if you are you'll probably be disappointed. Not much, but disappointed nonetheless. On the whole it's worth it, if only for the burning bush scene, and the line "Jesus saves. Moses invests!"
½ November 5, 2011
A rare miss for Kaurismaki. Hard to live up to the first one, for sure. But the problem here is he gets way too surreal and bare and strange. It lacks the warmth and simplicity of the original. And the laughs. Although there are some great lines here, they're few and far between. And the songs aren't as enjoyable for the most part. I'd say watch this if you're a fan, but don't go in expecting much.
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