A Gentle Creature Reviews

April 18, 2018
The film gives us a rich, clammy idea of Russia's horrors as we follow a woman (Vasilina Makovtseva) into a bureaucratic hell.
April 10, 2018
Leading man Neumann is a find in his screen debut, with the looks of 'Liberty Valance'-era Lee Van Cleef.
April 10, 2018
After two-and-a-half hours of punishing, brutal drama, you'll probably feel almost as battered as the poor heroine.
May 26, 2017
When she realises that her odyssey is pointless and that there are far more pressing concerns in Mother Russia than a missing prisoner, Loznitsa takes a bold stylistic U-turn before unloading a final shotgun cartridge to the face in a silly coda.
Top Critic
May 26, 2017
The sheer scope of the project demands recognition. It misses the moon by a galaxy, but at least it is has the nerve to take the shot.
May 25, 2017
Krotkaya is a vision of hell, conducted with the horrible brio of an angry parody by Shostakovich.
May 25, 2017
A captivating, hallucinatory plunge into Russia's atrophied civil society, in which a woman's search for answers is rewarded with humiliation and abuse.
May 25, 2017
It certainly provides a convulsive, if not cathartic kind of horror.
May 25, 2017
A Gentle Creature is not what one might call a fun watch. But it's also obviously not just horror for horror's sake.