Bolshoi Babylon Reviews

January 8, 2016
The film may not fill you with admiration for Filin himself, who is a charismatic but very divisive figure, but it certainly induces a sense of awe about the work of the company itself.
January 8, 2016
Given the circumstances, Read has done a wonderful job. Instead of promoting or smearing a celebrated brand he's created a portrait of a workplace that feels both pertinent to Putin's Russia and universal.
January 7, 2016
A shocking tale of dysfunction, showing that the discipline needed for classical music creates violence and pain as a hidden byproduct, like nuclear waste.
January 7, 2016
It places the traumatised but still astonishingly high-functioning company in national and historical context, peels away its glamorous mask, and lets the backstage dramas of its various damatis personae unfold.
January 7, 2016
Maybe more interesting as a behind-the-scenes exposé than it is a piece of hard journalism.
January 6, 2016
What a dynamite situation for British director Nick Read and his team to walk into.
December 21, 2015
Through interviews, court footage and backstage glimpses of rehearsals and performances, Bolshoi Babylon tells this story adequately, if unimaginatively.
November 26, 2015
These twin tracts of darkness and light, the sordid and the sublime, quite effectively submerge the viewer into a closed world.