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Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) Reviews

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May 19, 2016
A good example of how a charismatic figure doesn't automatically generate a deep or compelling documentary ...
August 6, 2018
Almost Holy... is a stunning cinematic portrayal of one man's mission to save, but it is hard to stomach (literally).
August 5, 2016
This is a film that challenges us to accept a flawed protagonist. His faults do not negate his charitable work, but it is up to us to decide whether they make him less of a hero.
May 17, 2016
A scrupulously balanced portrait of a highly influential activist and vivid snapshot of Ukraine's marginalized and exploited youth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
August 17, 2016
Hoover's documentary is full of stimulating ideas and observations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 17, 2016
The promise of more keeps us engaged and the absence of it disappoints. This is too bad because when it works it is captivating.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 4, 2016
Steve Hoover peels back multiple layers of Mokhnenko's story with artistry and acuity, assisted by a heady and propulsive score from composer Atticus Ross.
August 19, 2016
Searchig for a concealed subtext seems unnecessary when the story itself is so extraordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 9, 2015
There have been numerous criticisms of Mokhnenko's tactics over the years... But one has to wonder: if Hoover's side shows a man striving to ensure that children no longer die in the streets from drug addiction, who's on the other side?
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 31, 2016
Almost Holy is bleak, but ultimately hopeful, and wholly fascinating. Documentary fans should take note.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 26, 2016
Steve Hoover's documentary Almost Holy is a chilling look at just how not-good things got (and remained) in Ukraine after the Soviet Union collapsed.
May 20, 2016
To the filmmakers, Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko is a bit of a superhero. I found myself leaning that way too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 27, 2016
Steve Hoover's film makes for a sympathetic,yet quietly critical portrait. John Pope's dark lensing and Atticus Ross's score add to the sense of unease and intrigue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 18, 2016
Almost Holy has the feel of following an embedded journalist on one of those raw, ground-level views of a problem you'd never considered before but now, by virtue of good reporting, feels urgent and alive.
October 9, 2015
Steve Hoover's documentary boasts a colorful and controversial subject, who strides through the squalor to an Atticus Ross score.
May 13, 2016
A charismatic subject sympathetically portrayed in a structurally clumsy documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 22, 2016
Almost Holy is a deeply disturbing and shocking documentary portrait of life at its lowest ebb.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 16, 2016
Steve Hoover's documentary affords one an unusually intimate glance at the collapsed infrastructure of the former Soviet Union.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 9, 2015
The best superhero vigilante movie of the year.
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