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Battleship Potemkin Reviews

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December 12, 2015
The thing that matters is that Soviet [cinema], while being propagandist, contains a use of all the different branches of film-making which is recognised and practised in no other country.
January 10, 2011
Sergei Eisenstein's masterpiece is a persistently political work salvaged by its unforgettable grasp of motion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Battleship Potemkin is no longer considered the greatest film ever made, but it is obligatory for anyone interested in film history.
April 26, 2011
Nearly 90 years on, Eisenstein's masterpiece is still guaranteed to get the pulse racing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
August 21, 2013
The cinema's first modernist... was the Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein. As his most famous work, Battleship Potemkin, from 1925, shows, his analytical, quasi-scientific methods bore the mark of both aesthetic and political upheavals.
December 1, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 1, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
May 6, 2006
Nowadays, the film's technical achievements take center stage; its astonishing 'montage' editing techniques (which Eisenstein wrote about at length) still get the blood pumping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 21, 2007
comes from a time where films communicated primarily through images, even if its themes fade into historical irrelevance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 18, 2008
The direction of Sergei Eisenstein is original and powerful.
January 26, 2006
Edward Tissť's camerawork remains impressive, and there's no doubt that the whole is a technical tour de force, but the obsession with forces of power, as opposed to individual experience, is ultimately oppressive.
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
August 24, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 21, 2007
It still fascinates as a shocking piece of history preserved on film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
April 26, 2010
Battleship Potemkin is agitprop, but cinematically magnificent agitprop...
August 29, 2011
For all Potemkin's rabble-rousing propaganda, Eisenstein's aestheticism is everywhere apparent.
August 21, 2013
The most brilliant of all Soviet silent films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 28, 2002
Other than Citizen Kane, this film probably has the largest amount written about it. It is rightly considered a masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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