This depiction of a dictator's life is one very long, intermittently rewarding haul.
It leaves us almost gasping with its impudence.
The conviction that this is a documentary that needed to be made and presented just so is ultimately quite persuasive.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu is all about created perception, and Ujică brilliantly manages to craft a film that is not just about a real character, but a formal reflection of its subject.
| Original Score: 9.5/10
...an odd and absorbing film that comes perilously close to fulfilling the promise of its cheeky title (
| Original Score: 87/100
As Ujica digs deeper, he enacts a petard-hoisting watchfulness.
A cinematic tour de force that tracks the rise, reign and grim fall of its subject.
| Original Score: 4/5
A staggering, monumental, meticulous achievement.
| Original Score: 7/10
A powerful indictment of politically manipulated media.
| Original Score: B+
It's an immersive, deliberately myopic portrait.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
With its hefty running time, the film builds an unexpected emotional resonance, though never exactly sympathy...
| Original Score: 3/5
An epic indictment of media manipulation, this avant-doc delivers its coup de grâce once the camera finally demands accountability...
| Original Score: 5/5
The impression Autobiography gives is of the banality of malice, buried within staged celebrations and dry bureaucratic business.
Uses Soviet-era lies to uncover buried truths about its subject.