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Putin's Kiss Reviews

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AV Club
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 7, 2012
This isn't quite the human drama Pedersen might wish, but it's compelling enough, and more important, it gives us a look at conservative Russian politics at their most ruthless and vindictive.
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
February 23, 2012
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February 22, 2012
What makes Putin's Kiss interesting goes beyond Masha's personal rise and fall. For starters, it offers a fresh glimpse into how Putin's Russia actually works.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
February 17, 2012
"Putin's Kiss'' is more than just the portrait of a naive young woman. It's a frightening look at Putin's warped version of democracy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
February 16, 2012
A portentous, rather creepy documentary that masks its lack of historical context with an atmosphere of accumulating threat.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
February 16, 2012
While it comes across as simplistic, it's also achingly wistful about political awakenings being just a matter of talking to and finding empathy for the other side.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice
February 14, 2012
Though Masha's courage is considerable, her change of heart finally feels too nuanced for Pedersen's streamlined political-drama treatment...
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David Fear
Time Out
February 14, 2012
Innocence was lost; so, apparently, was much of the insightful commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5