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Putin's Kiss Reviews

Top Critic
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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.
Top Critic
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.
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
February 16, 2012
A portentous, rather creepy documentary that masks its lack of historical context with an atmosphere of accumulating threat.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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-
February 14, 2012
Though Masha's courage is considerable, her change of heart finally feels too nuanced for Pedersen's streamlined political-drama treatment...
February 14, 2012
Innocence was lost; so, apparently, was much of the insightful commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5