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Ninotchka Reviews

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Richard Brody
New Yorker
May 9, 2016
The romantic roundelay, linking fine emotions with fine lingerie, is shadowed by the brutality of Soviet tyranny.
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Whittaker Chambers
TIME Magazine
January 15, 2013
This one is neither crude clowning nor crude prejudice, but a literate and knowingly directed satire which lands many a shrewd crack about phony Five Year Plans, collective farms, Communist jargon and pseudo-scientific gab.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
December 27, 2012
Ninotchka is delicate flirtation and political satire made into a perfect whole, and a reminder of skills that studio writers have largely lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
February 3, 2009
Selection of Ernst Lubitsch to pilot Garbo in her first light performance in pictures proves a bull's-eye.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 3, 2009
The satire may be mostly a matter of easy contrasts, but the lovers inhabit a world of elegance and poise that is uniquely and movingly Lubitsch's.
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Geoff Brown
Time Out
January 26, 2006
It's still consistently amusing, and Garbo throws herself into the fray with engaging vigour.
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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times
May 20, 2003
One of the sprightliest comedies of the year.