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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 2, 2010
With a thoughtful and introspective tone, this film continually surprises us as its story unfurls and a young doctor's life takes a strange and portentous turn, colliding with one of history's most notorious figures.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
November 29, 2010
Always mesmerising, Dussollier's Stalin is a portrait of a leader whose frailties are matched only by his capacity for evil.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
November 29, 2010
It is permeated with a gut-wrenching reality about a historical period that's insufficiently understood and in present-day Russia viewed through rose-tinted glasses.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
November 29, 2010
Imposing, yet slightly academic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Wright
Little White Lies
November 29, 2010
At times overcomplicated with needless plot additives, but with no previous filmmaking experience Dugain has produced a taut and thoroughly enjoyable historical drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
November 29, 2010
A movie that's impeccably played and chillingly compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
November 17, 2010
Shot in a gloomy palette of greys and browns, Execution offers a chilling re-creation of everyday life under Stalin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
November 10, 2010
André Dussolier (MicMacs) is perfect as the Russian despot, managing to convey the sense of someone physically fragile at the same time as inspiring constant dread
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 13, 2010
Dramatically speaking it's a bit too flat and seems more suited to theatre...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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