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June 19, 2013
Tuschi has a sharp sense of tempo and shot composition, and he obviously knows how to ask questions, because he gets good answers.
March 12, 2012
It may be fuzzy around its edges, but inside it's hard as steel.
March 9, 2012
As Tuschi's film digs deeper, it seems to offer less information. Clearly, many people have been, and still are, affected by this phantom of a subject. This story is not over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 4, 2012
Features frank, informative interviews (including one with Khodorkovsky after his second trial) and raises some important questions.
March 2, 2012
A documentary that takes fewer prisoners than Putin's KGB, Tuschi's study of Russian power politics is smart, scary and sobering.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 2, 2012
Tuschi paints a complex portrait of corrupted power.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2012
This film is a commanding insight into Putin's Russia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2012
Tuschi collates the evidence masterfully - TV footage, documents, interviews with ex-colleagues - to substantiate what much of the world is already convinced of.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2012
Helps to make Khodorkovsky more of a reality than the enigma he threatens to become.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 29, 2012
A convincing picture of a principled man prepared to become a jailed martyr if that's what it took to rally the people behind him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 26, 2012
An interview with Khodorkovsky, vox pops with ordinary Russians and some weird animation fail to secure contributions of great significance, let alone clarify basic issues of guilt or innocence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 23, 2012
"Khodorkovsky" is a curious and admirable documentary, the product of one filmmaker's inability to let go of a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 23, 2012
It's an engaging, personal story full of moving details.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 20, 2012
Edged with cynicism and wit, Tuschi's film can't hide its admiration - but real answers lurk tantalisingly out of reach.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 5, 2012
Navigating a tangled tale such as this is like entering a hall of mirrors. "Khodorkovsky" doesn't do a good enough job of Windexing them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 9, 2011
There is a Catch 22 lurking in the murkiness of this film but most will be challenged to find it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 7, 2011
If Khodorkovsky is not making an especially new argument, it is making it forcefully and engagingly. The form constitutes its own politics, pure or not.
December 5, 2011
A fascinating documentary more about Khodorkovsky the "player" than about the social and political contradictions of post-Soviet Russia.
Top Critic
December 2, 2011
It's a perfect fit for the blend of Greek tragedy, spaghetti Western and judicial farce that defines business and politics in the New Russia.
December 1, 2011
It's unlikely to enflame American audiences with less of a stake in Russia's political goings-on, but works as a persuasive portrait of a politically toxic situation.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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