Putin's Witnesses (Svideteli Putina) Reviews

May 3, 2019
The documentary effectively captures the essence of Putin's witnesses. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 2, 2019
An extraordinary documentary-using footage shot from inside the Kremlin-that explores Putin's uncompromising thirst for power.
February 2, 2019
His camera were present at the creation of the Putin dictatorship...He now narrates his unique footage as a "witness" with the nuanced eye of the perspective of time.
December 14, 2018
Russian filmmakers like Mansky making documentary films that so directly engage with the inherent corruption of those people in power fills this critic with both dread and admiration.
September 20, 2018
Mansky's own complicity in Putin's career that lingers like an open sore.
September 10, 2018
A fascinating snapshot of a period that birthed one of the most controversial presidencies in global politics. For that reason alone, the doc is well worth your time
September 6, 2018
Mansky keeps dwelling on the behavioural aspects of Putin himself, as if cracking his psychology would somehow reveal the nature of his dictatorial power.
July 24, 2018
Mansky's bigger picture about the manipulation of a nation is crystal clear.
Top Critic
July 7, 2018
[A] riveting, incensed documentary...
July 2, 2018
An extraordinarily revealing portrait of Vladimir Putin's ascension to power at the turn of the century.
July 2, 2018
A film laden with ominous clues for historians to study.