Red Army Reviews

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October 8, 2015
Through interviews and file footage, Fetisov becomes the human protagonist at the heart of a story that says as much about the USSR as it does about hockey.
October 8, 2015
If you weren't around in the 80s to hear the tales of the Soviet Union's hockey squad, Gabe Polsky's Red Army brings them to vivid life.
October 8, 2015
Who knew that a documentary on the Soviet Union's Red Army ice hockey team would be so gripping and provide a perfect microcosm of the stages of the Cold War, Perestroika and Putin's reign?
October 8, 2015
A fascinating and touching tale.
October 5, 2015
It's a wonderful piece of historical storytelling, bittersweet and at times quite moving.
August 1, 2015
All this is told with a brilliant mix of archival footage and interviews, with Fetisov, now back in Russia and minister of sport, providing much of the commentary.
June 26, 2015
"Red Army" fits the bill, bringing humanity, politics and historical perspective to its story of the Russian hockey team during the Cold War and after.
June 20, 2015
The sports story is also our entry into a culture, and this hockey film provides no less than a sideways look into the way that communist USSR controlled its athletes...
June 12, 2015
For the Soviet team, hockey is an apt metaphor for the Cold War
May 30, 2015
Slick but superficial.
May 1, 2015
You don't need to be a hockey fan to appreciate this fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of the feared Soviet national hockey program.
April 7, 2015
Like many of the great sports documentaries, it's about more than sports. And it's also one of the greats.
April 3, 2015
...an absorbing and incisive study of the bonds of nation and teams, of individual dreams sublimated for a greater good.
April 1, 2015
The stakes were a good deal more than just winning or losing on the ice
March 31, 2015
An always entertaining if occasionally ice-thin 'hockumentary'...
March 21, 2015
A fascinating documentary that's more than a sports story.
March 20, 2015
A fresh take on the material.
March 20, 2015
A moving and endlessly interesting portrait of the Soviet team and its many travails.
March 20, 2015
Through a treasure trove of archival footage and some revealing interviews, Polsky deftly depicts how the squad's fortunes paralleled those of the Soviet system.
March 19, 2015
A fast-moving, fascinating and at times even fun documentary residing squarely at the intersection of sports and geopolitical history.
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