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Eisenstein (2002)



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A biographical drama about the life of great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein), Eisenstein stars Simon McBurney as its eponymous protagonist. Beginning in 1922, when the young Eisenstein, a former Red Army engineer, became the protégé of avant-garde theatre director Meyerhold (Jonathan Hyde), the film covers Eisenstein's life, work, and political struggles through three decades, set in such disparate locales as the Ukraine and Mexico. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi


Simon McBurney
as Sergei Eisenstein
Jonathan Hyde
as Meyerhold
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Critic Reviews for Eisenstein

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

If you're content with a clever pseudo-bio that manages to have a good time as it doles out pieces of the famous director's life, Eisenstein delivers.

August 22, 2002 | Rating: 3/4

Fudges fact and fancy with such confidence that we feel as if we're seeing something purer than the real thing.

January 2, 2002
Top Critic

Best enjoyed as a work of fiction inspired by real-life events. Those seeking a definitive account of Eisenstein's life would do better elsewhere.

January 2, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4

Fueled by Mr. McBurney's incandescent performance, it is a portrait of the artist as political and spiritual renegade.

January 2, 2002

Bartlett's hero remains a reactive cipher, when opening the man's head and heart is the only imaginable reason for the film to be made.

January 2, 2002

It's often infuriatingly glib and posturing, and yet it has been made with great evident care and manages to deliver up the man in a way to arouse further curiosity in even the most unknowing viewer.

January 29, 2002 | Full Review…

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