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L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin Reviews

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November 3, 2005
We are fortunate enough to see films like L'chayim Comrade Stalin, where the last brilliant sparks shine most astonishingly
Full Review | Original Score: '2.5'
March 14, 2003
Replete with surprises, twists and thought-provoking anecdotes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 10, 2003
The smarter film would have really put its beliefs through the wringer; Strom's movie contents itself with the surface and as such remains a wan, Xeroxed filmic hand-out of a potentially interesting historical sub-chapter.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 6, 2003
Energetic and informative, albeit more than a little haphazard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2003
The story of the JAR can be read as tragedy, but the exuberant Strom ... is by artistic temperament an optimist.
February 13, 2003
Like the swamps on which the Siberian town Birobidzhan was built, Yale Strom's latest documentary L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin! is mired in mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 12, 2003
Like the Jewish Autonomous Region itself, it is stillborn and empty.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 12, 2003
Strom, whether hamstrung by a lack of material or an inability to understand structure, delivers a slapdash work that is weak on a number of fronts.
February 10, 2003
Can't overcome its inherent blandness.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 31, 2003
Talking heads and shots of the grim landscape can get awfully tiresome.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 30, 2003
Enlightening documentary.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 30, 2003
A fertile concept vanishes behind confused, overwrought style.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 28, 2003
Like Strom's earlier docs, L'Chayim Comrade Stalin is best appreciated as an exercise in creative ethnography.
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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