Meeting Gorbachev

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Meeting Gorbachev plays to filmmaker Werner Herzog's endlessly inquisitive strengths -- and reveals the fascinating story of a pivotal political figure.

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Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union, sits down with filmmaker Werner Herzog to discuss his many achievements. Topics include the talks to reduce nuclear weapons, the reunification of Germany and the dissolution of his country.

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André Singer
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André Singer
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Richard Melman
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Molly Thompson
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Eli Lehrer
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Richard Blanshard
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  • Leave it to Werner Herzog. The iconoclastic German film-maker ditches the documentary rule book for this intimate profile of the 88-year-old former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

    November 11, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • Despite the film's obvious interest, it is a bit conceited and stately, a little like Wim Wenders' movie about Pope Francis, though without the sycophancy. Or almost.

    November 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • An important and interesting documentary about tumultuous times, then, but one that slightly suffers for being a touch too dry and over-friendly towards its subject.

    November 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Meeting Gorbachev a Werner Herzog documentary with a difference: it could be a documentary by anyone. It is that maddeningly bland.

    November 6, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Herzog can be forgiven for his hero worship of the statesman so instrumental in the reunification of Germany, a politician who was born to rural peasants and never forgot that the people come first.

    May 29, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Part of Herzog's wonderment at Gorbachev - "one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century," he says - surely has to do with such a rational, placid-appearing man not just surmounting insuperable limits but doing so with world-historical impact.

    May 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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