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Khodorkovsky Reviews

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Lauren Wissot
Slant Magazine
November 28, 2011
By the time the director delves into the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, the doc's gone off the subject and off the rails.
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
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
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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

Scotsman
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
Paul M. Bradshaw
Little White Lies
March 2, 2012
Tuschi paints a complex portrait of corrupted power.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 12, 2012
It may be fuzzy around its edges, but inside it's hard as steel.
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jennifer Merin
About.com
November 25, 2011
Russian mogul Mikhail Khodorkovsky's fascinating story presented with stunning cinematic style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 30, 2011
"Khodorkovsky" is an entertaining examination of Russian culture, society, and politics seen through the lens of an outrageous character assassination orchestrated by the Russian government.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
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
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
November 29, 2011
Though the PR bit is right on, Khodorkovsky goes some way toward questioning the guilt.
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
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
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
November 30, 2011
The movie convincingly turns a power-hungry archetype into an unlikely martyr for free speech.
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
March 1, 2012
Helps to make Khodorkovsky more of a reality than the enigma he threatens to become.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 23, 2012
It's an engaging, personal story full of moving details.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 29, 2011
The visually snazzy film has stark, ominous, mostly black-and-white computer-animated sequences depicting Mr. Khodorkovsky's initial arrest.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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
Jonathan Crocker
Total Film
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
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
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
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