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Eisenstein Reviews

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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
August 22, 2002
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
January 29, 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.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
January 2, 2002
It may not be entirely reliable in historical terms, but it offers an intriguing impression of the man, his art and his times.
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Jan Stuart
January 2, 2002
Fudges fact and fancy with such confidence that we feel as if we're seeing something purer than the real thing.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
January 2, 2002
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 2, 2002
Fueled by Mr. McBurney's incandescent performance, it is a portrait of the artist as political and spiritual renegade.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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.
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
December 22, 2001
Elliptical, unsatisfactory and yet oddly compelling.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
December 21, 2001
Eisenstein lacks considerable brio for a film about one of cinema's directorial giants.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
June 25, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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