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Battleship Potemkin Reviews

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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
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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.
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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
August 29, 2011
The director displays a vivid imagination and an artistic appreciation of motion picture values.
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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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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
March 17, 2011
It is a knockout.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 12, 2011
A work of straightforward emotion and pulse-quickening tension.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
January 12, 2011
For a piece of propaganda, this has a lot more artfulness than you'll recall, replete with quiet moments of public mourning and a stirring flag-hoisting (dyed red on the new print, too).
Full Review | Original Score: 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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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
April 17, 2007
Its appearance in 1925 shook the film world, and many filmmakers still haven't recovered.
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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.
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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.