My Name Was Sabina Spielrein - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

My Name Was Sabina Spielrein Reviews

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
March 3, 2006
Marton tells this romantic and tragic story economically and imaginatively.
| Original Score: 3/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
January 4, 2006
Combining dramatic re-creations with readings from long-forgotten letters and journal entries, Elisabeth Marton's enlightening depiction of the life and tragic death of Sabina Spielrein has all the markings of a historical potboiler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Leslie Camhi
Village Voice
December 28, 2005
This evocative film is a poignant testament to the twin forces of love (however blighted) and the unconscious.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 28, 2005
Hats off to Elisabeth Marton, who has taken a bunch of dry facts and fashioned them into the gorgeous My Name Was Sabina Spielrein.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 28, 2005
When the director sticks to the facts, with narration, letters and photos, she brings Spielrein back to her appropriate place in history, as an influential figure in her own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
January 5, 2006
A fascinating historical tale is rendered with less than compelling results in this pseudo-documentary.
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Dana Stevens
New York Times
January 3, 2006
The director Elisabeth Márton uses a trove of letters and diaries to tell the story of Sabina Spielrein, an important figure in the earliest days of psychoanalysis.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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