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March 13, 2017
An odd but charming film.
½ November 27, 2016
Leningrad Cowboys is something of a precursor to Borat--lovable schlubs from rural Eurasia go on a roadtrip across America. However, this movie would have benefited from Borat's candid camera format than this film's single joke stretched out for 79 minutes with no real story. The Cowboys, however, are charming, and they're not nearly as bad musicians as the movie pretends they are. If you saw a group of foreigners with a weird shtick passably covering American rock songs at a bar, you'd probably become a fan. I enjoyed the bit about how much beer their manager drinks and where he hides it. And the running gag involving the frozen corpse of their bass player pays off at the end.
November 7, 2016
Not worth the hype. Too self-engrossed.
June 22, 2016
This movie from Aki Kaurismaki is just a ton of fun. The film is very amusing and moves at a quick pace, and is only 79mins long. The story is about a Siberian band seeking fame in America after failing in their homeland. it's essentially a travel film and is quite amusing as they stop and play and several American bars during their journey. i quite enjoyed it, give it a shot!
½ June 16, 2016
Such an amazing movie, I can't believe that it was produced in 1989!!
May 28, 2015
Probably one of the best rock and roll movies ever to grace the silver screen.
½ January 29, 2015
Ridiculous. A Finnish Christopher Guest of sorts, clearly an influence of the likes of Metalocalypse. Outrageous.
January 18, 2014
Wasn't bad but wasn't funny either.
January 15, 2014
stupid humor but enough to make you laugh with also the politic implicits
October 9, 2013
A wonderful, brilliantly envisioned film. Beautifully surreal, yet so simple. There is almost no story or plot, and almost no characterisation. This is a road movie in the purest sense. It's all about the journey. The direction is great, the script minimal to the point of sparseness, and the views of the American landscape throughout are evocative and poignant. This should be on the curricula of every film school!
August 4, 2013
Well, what's there to say? You simply have to see this and make up your own mind.
Laugh out loud funny. My apologies to the neighbours!!
June 14, 2013
A brilliantly deadpan farce with a rockin' soundtrack.
May 23, 2013
I have a very dry sense of humor so this satisfies every bit of it.
½ January 28, 2013
A hilarious film that deserves more fame than The Blues Brothers. With this work Kaurismaki made a timeless comedy that will last for ages.
September 22, 2012
Anyone who loves rock and roll comedies, weird hairstyles and movies about little people with big dreams need to see this film.
½ August 14, 2012
This movie is basically a Finnish approach to This is Spinal Tap.
½ July 22, 2012
Sardonic, silly, stupid, and stupendous. I love this film and the band. Only knowing Aki Kaurismaki from his bleaker films, this is a true revelation. Can't wait to watch the next one.
½ May 21, 2012
Kaurismaki is in a world of his own and so is this comedy.
May 16, 2012
A peculiar comedy about a group of empty-handed oxymoronic musicians who take on a ridiculous journey to find fame and fortune, this film established Kaurismaki as a director with a strange deadpan take on humor that can tickle the funny bones with the minimum of efforts.
March 30, 2012
Rock-elokuvien kliseet Kaurismäen tyyliin.
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