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Battleship Potemkin Reviews

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Robert Herring
Guardian
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.
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Battleship Potemkin is no longer considered the greatest film ever made, but it is obligatory for anyone interested in film history.
Sam Wigley
Total Film
April 26, 2011
Nearly 90 years on, Eisenstein's masterpiece is still guaranteed to get the pulse racing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
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.
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 1, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
Jason Morgan
Filmcritic.com
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
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 18, 2008
The direction of Sergei Eisenstein is original and powerful.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 24, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 21, 2007
It still fascinates as a shocking piece of history preserved on film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online
April 26, 2010
Battleship Potemkin is agitprop, but cinematically magnificent agitprop...
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
August 29, 2011
For all Potemkin's rabble-rousing propaganda, Eisenstein's aestheticism is everywhere apparent.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
August 21, 2013
The most brilliant of all Soviet silent films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
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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