The Edukators Reviews

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December 6, 2005
November 18, 2005
Much too didactic, obvious and simple-minded in its action story involving a radical act.
October 7, 2005
Plays out like an ambivalent political tract, full of dissatisfaction but no conclusions.
September 16, 2005
This supposedly progressive movie unintentionally delivers a sexist message as old as the garden of Eden: Don't let a woman get involved, because she'll mess things up.
September 9, 2005
Unless you're the sort who has a Che Guevara T-shirt tucked away somewhere in your closet, the needlessly long The Edukators wears out its welcome.
September 8, 2005
The romantic triangle at the heart of the story isn't particularly suspenseful, and the all-important politics unfortunately feel facile at best.
September 8, 2005
Like its protagonists, it means well, but gets mixed up. Too easily.
September 2, 2005
It ends interestingly, but it would've ended better, and played better, had it been half an hour shorter.
September 1, 2005
There's too much 'growing,' too much 'sharing' and way too much dialogue that's straight out of a freshman poli-sci class.
August 11, 2005
Opts for a bland middle road...a mixture that comes across as rather a cop-out.
August 5, 2005
The degree to which one sympathizes with the movie's protagonists may depend upon the age of the viewer
August 5, 2005
With greater critical distance on the filmmaker's part, and a disciplined use of the editing scissors, it might have been something substantial.
August 5, 2005
Ambitious but ultimately lackluster drama about the conflict between extremist politics and selfish human nature.
August 4, 2005
Starts strong, with an ingratiatingly anarchic vibe, but quickly devolves into a hectoring socialist lecture: a cinematic version of Kenner's My First Revolution playset.
August 3, 2005
Completely devoid of the usual humor that goes along with such a film, The Edukators isn't quite funny and isn't quite sad, and unhappily, not quite believable.
July 29, 2005
Light on action and heavy on didactic dialogue.
July 28, 2005
For a movie that cautions against the crass commercialization of countercultural iconography, The Edukators seems far less interested in changing the world than in printing up some really cool T-shirts.
July 27, 2005
The film is less a bohemian thrill ride than a slow lecture.
July 25, 2005
Weingartner's movie is never quite as keen-edged as it hopes or needs to be.
July 22, 2005
The dialogue between the captive and the captors gets a little didactic, and the ending is as contrived as it is cynical.
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