The Duelist (Duelyant) Reviews

December 2, 2016
A welcome indication of the current Russian cinema's commercial ambitions and potential.
December 1, 2016
The clichéd story line pursues turgidity with a relentless determination.
December 1, 2016
Dazzles and provokes as it makes little real sense beyond the confines of its hermetic milieu.
December 1, 2016
The look of the movie is still the most appealing thing about it. Whether you watch a film on a giant screen or an iPhone, the format doesn't untangle messy plot threads.
December 1, 2016
Most fans of costume drama don't head to the movies expecting explosive exit wounds, and few action fans are going to be wowed by ostentatious lapels.
November 30, 2016
A tiresome but meticulously detailed and visually sumptuous Russian melodrama about romance and intrigue amid the nobility in 19th century St. Petersburg.
November 30, 2016
Decidedly retro and spectacular to look at.
November 30, 2016
Eye for detail makes The Duelist's protagonists just as compelling as their setting.
November 30, 2016
Mizgirev's script is an indigestible, soap-operatic mess of backstories, clichés, and the kind of ambiguous mystic overtones that have become an unbreakable addiction for Russian film.
September 20, 2016
This ludicrous costume shoot-'em-up only inflates its whopping clichés and anachronisms by placing them in the incongruously deployed IMAX format.