Izgnanie (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Izgnanie (2007)




Critic Consensus: Beautifully shot, but ultimately disappointing, lumbering sophomore effort from Russian potential great Andrey Zvyagintsev.

Movie Info

After receiving an unexpected visit from his mysteriously injured brother Mark, father-of-two Alex decides to take his family back to the country home of his childhood. But once there, Alex's wife Vera confesses that she is pregnant again - and that the child is not his. Agony ensues as Alex attempts to figure out how best to react. Dir: Andrei Zvyagintsev.


Critic Reviews for Izgnanie

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4)

A frustrating, oblique and portentous endurance test.

August 15, 2008 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

We will not reveal more of the plot in the hope that one day it will be playing in a theater near you . It is truly something to see; for among all the lives to be ruined it is a visual rhapsody.

May 24, 2007 | Full Review…
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

If only the ravishing opening shot of Andrey Zvyagintsev's The Banishment was followed up with both beauty and something genuinely profound, then disappointment wouldn't be so palpable.

May 18, 2007 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A movie falls into the clutches of long, solemn stares into space, meaningful drags on cigarettes, cryptic dialogue revealing little and a tiny drama that feels old, tired and empty of real purpose.

May 18, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

For all of its ingenuity, and the incredible, drawn-out events that conclude the film, there is a high risk that this film alienates its audience.

April 8, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
What Culture

The Banishment is so obviously the work of an exceptional film-maker that you can't deny its power, ambition and ability to keep you watching.

August 15, 2008 | Full Review…
London Evening Standard

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