October (Ten Days that Shook the World) Reviews

February 3, 2021
This film is the work of a master, one of the few directors who have left an indelible stamp on the work of film producers all over the world.
February 21, 2020
Ten Days That Shook the World is replete with magnificent scenes of mass movement, with amazingly observed characters (a gallery of types that can never be forgotten), and with extremely striking and beautiful camera shots.
July 26, 2019
Few films are as full of cinematographic suggestions as October, still admirable today. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 13, 2018
No book, picture or play could have given a more realistic impression of those days of bloodshed and horror: one was literally exhausted by the emotions experienced in watching it, for there was no light relief and the realism was relentlessly sustained.
April 27, 2013
An arty experimental pic filled with rousing spectacles and intellectual montages.
December 3, 2009
leaves us far more memorable montages than anything that modern copycat filmmakers have created
August 28, 2006
Though indisputably dazzling (and wearying) in its cinematics and its display of Eisenstein's pioneering editing techniques, October is simplistic propaganda.
January 26, 2006
The film remains an interesting oddity rather than entertaining or illuminating. Indeed, watching it today can seem hard work.
June 19, 2005
December 26, 2004
May 24, 2003
Somewhat hard to watch today, but still worth a look if only to wonder at the impressive and masterful way in which Eistenstein uses the camera.
January 1, 2000
Much of the montage is reductive and static, but some of the action scenes are genuinely stirring -- when he wasn't editorializing, the man really could cut film.