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Moscow Never Sleeps (2017)

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MOSCOW NEVER SLEEPS is a multi-narrative drama about the hidden bonds that connects us all. The film dives headlong into the volatile intersections of contemporary Moscow and the intimate lives of five people: An ENTREPRENEUR whose business empire comes under siege by powerful bureaucrats, a TEENAGE GIRL mired in the misery of a broken home, A YOUNG MAN forced to choose between his girlfriend and his grandmother; a beautiful SINGER torn apart by the pursuit of two men, and an ailing FILM STAR who gets embroiled in a bizarre kidnapping. Over the course of one day, their lives will change forever. These stories weave through Moscow's choked cityscape as it celebrates its birthday with a massive fireworks display. They reveal the unrestrained energy of Europe's biggest city and the cruelty and beauty of the Russian spirit.

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O'Reilly's ambitions notwithstanding, "Moscow" is uneven because of the inescapable nature of such interlocking narratives: some land better than others.

June 29, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Modeled after "everything's connected" movies like "Short Cuts" and "Magnolia," this slickly produced if somewhat dry multi-character study makes good use of location.

June 15, 2017 | Full Review…

The jumble of storylines inevitably results in narrative confusion, and the relationships linking them, some of which are only revealed late in the proceedings, don't resonate strongly.

June 13, 2017 | Full Review…

While the tone is novel, at least by stateside art-house standards, dramatically "Moscow Never Sleeps" is resolutely familiar, even trite.

June 8, 2017 | Full Review…

"Moscow Never Sleeps" is engaging, but there are only a few occasions when it feels genuinely inspired.

June 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Moscow Never Sleeps is ambitious to a fault.

June 7, 2017 | Full Review…

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