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as Turkish Captain
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Critic Reviews for East/West
Offering fine, if not the most eye-pleasing, production values and convincing acting, East-West and its important theme deserve attention.
A true story that reminds us what we so easily forget - to cherish the freedom that enables our souls to bloom and to flourish.
The horrifying historical background has been transformed into a conventional melodrama, and much of it has a bogus feel.
Too often murky and with too many characters, the film works best when the director focuses attention firmly on the leads and their actions.
Recommended only for the most devoted soap fans, 'East-West' earns our early nominations both for Fuzziest-Thinking Director and for Most Pretentious Film of the Year.
Audience Reviews for East/West
Though the story plot is shaky with its sudden flash-forward every 10 to 30 minutes, I find the movie "Est - Ouest" and its theme of police state surveillance during the Soviet era to be relevant to today's world, especially after the recent discovery that everyone's internet activities are being monitored. "Est - Ouest" is a cautionary tale for our privacy-less age.
East/West is an interesting examination of 1946 Russia. A married couple immigrate back to Russia to discover they're carefully being watched by the secret police. The wife makes it her mission to leave the country, but her husband is stopping her from doing so. The film is well shot, carefully acted and evenly paced. Its not 100% fact, but its a very engaging film that's wide scope and epic.
I didn't expect to but I actually enjoyed this movie. I'm surprised I was able to sit and read subtitles for 2 hours. It got kind of jumpy near the end with the "One month later....6 years later....3 months later..."
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