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The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu Reviews

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March 28, 2017
The result is as monumental as it is ephemeral, and not without a certain ghastly pathos.
August 17, 2013
...an odd and absorbing film that comes perilously close to fulfilling the promise of its cheeky title (
Read More | Original Score: 87/100
June 19, 2013
It leaves us almost gasping with its impudence.
October 20, 2011
A staggering, monumental, meticulous achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 10, 2011
The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu is all about created perception, and Ujică brilliantly manages to craft a film that is not just about a real character, but a formal reflection of its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
October 7, 2011
Uses Soviet-era lies to uncover buried truths about its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 7, 2011
With its hefty running time, the film builds an unexpected emotional resonance, though never exactly sympathy...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2011
As Ujica digs deeper, he enacts a petard-hoisting watchfulness.
September 9, 2011
A powerful indictment of politically manipulated media.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 8, 2011
A cinematic tour de force that tracks the rise, reign and grim fall of its subject.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 8, 2011
This depiction of a dictator's life is one very long, intermittently rewarding haul.
September 8, 2011
The impression Autobiography gives is of the banality of malice, buried within staged celebrations and dry bureaucratic business.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 7, 2011
An epic indictment of media manipulation, this avant-doc delivers its coup de grāce once the camera finally demands accountability...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 5, 2011
The conviction that this is a documentary that needed to be made and presented just so is ultimately quite persuasive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 30, 2011
It's an immersive, deliberately myopic portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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