An arty experimental pic filled with rousing spectacles and intellectual montages.
| Original Score: B+
leaves us far more memorable montages than anything that modern copycat filmmakers have created
| Original Score: B
Though indisputably dazzling (and wearying) in its cinematics and its display of Eisenstein's pioneering editing techniques, October is simplistic propaganda.
| Original Score: 3/4
The film remains an interesting oddity rather than entertaining or illuminating. Indeed, watching it today can seem hard work.
Somewhat hard to watch today, but still worth a look if only to wonder at the impressive and masterful way in which Eistenstein uses the camera.
Much of the montage is reductive and static, but some of the action scenes are genuinely stirring -- when he wasn't editorializing, the man really could cut film.
| Original Score: 5/5
| Original Score: 4/5