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

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December 16, 2014
Great, surrealistic comedy! :) I love it.
October 21, 2013
Unbelievable! Awesome! Witty, kitsch, fun, with an awful music! A tacky rock band from Finland settled in Mexico meet Moses, or the one who thinks He Is Moses to steal the Statue of Liberty's nose. A road movie from Mexico through New York, Ouessant, Berlin, Czech Republic, to Siberia where Jesus will soon be born. The idea and all the fancy post-communist references of the movie makes it a must see.
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 July 27, 2012
Not as fantastic as its predecessor, but still silly and sardonic as hell. Not just your run of the mill movie about a Siberian rock band whose manager steals the nose off the Statue of Liberty.
December 28, 2011
A post-Soviet and pre-9/11 film (nicely featuring the defacement of the Statue of Liberty), again timely given the current (depressed) state of Europe (and capitalism).
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.
December 7, 2010
Leningradin lehmipoikien paluumatka Venäjälle ei ole yhtä innostava kuin vierailu Amerikassa, mutta on silti monin paikoin hauska, ja tallettaa jotakin ominaista suomalaisesta kulttuurista ja musiikkinumerot raflaavat.
½ November 21, 2010
After the Leningrad Cowboys second wave in "success" restarted in 1994, their second movie was just very average. What a shame. Maybe it was too Finnish in comedy. Maybe there just wasn't enough plot or good music this time. If you really want to see something great from "The worst rock & roll band" made in 1994, then watch The Total Balalaika Show instead....
½ August 29, 2010
Waaaaaay too much storyline. Just let the great characters be themselves, like in the first movie :)
Super Reviewer
½ October 20, 2010
Aki Kaurismaki didn't need to a sequel but I'm glad he did. Just as you thought the story couldn't get anymore surreal it does. Although it's not as good as the first film it's probably funnier, the character of Moses played by the late great Matti Pellonpää is inspired. Half the band die of tequila poisoning, Siberia becomes "the Promised Land" and the Statue of Liberty gets her nose stolen, if that's not great writing, I don't know what is. Brilliant.
September 6, 2010
Die englische Aussprache ist wieder zum schief lachen. An sonsten kommt die Fortsetzung nicht an den ersten Teil heran. Musikalisch leider auch nicht. Die Blues Brothers sind halt ein grosser Schatten. Aber trotzdem, die Suomi machen neuartige Filme!
½ April 15, 2010
this movie...no words...just watch it and you'll lose your mind...!
March 20, 2010
Kaurismaki brings us yet another absurdist yarn featuring the ever-evolving band, this time the gags might be even more surreal.
½ March 20, 2010
Another absurd journey worth taking.
July 16, 2008
As good as the first part, even better
June 30, 2008
Huonoa Kaurismakea. Melko pointitonta ja merkityksetonta sekoilua ympari maapalloa. Ensimmaisessa osassa sanottiin jo kaikki tarpeellinen.
May 1, 2008
peor que la primera
April 28, 2008
no tan buena como la primera parte
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