The Fencer (Miekkailija) Reviews

September 15, 2017
Unfortunately, being a sincere, heartfelt true story isn't enough to recommend this film. One can only hope that someone more skilled will someday tell this story in a more compelling fashion.
August 11, 2017
Not awful, just uninspired.
August 10, 2017
Though the camera follows Endel closely, we never really get inside his head - or explore the fear, regret and uncertainty that must plague him.
July 21, 2017
The sincerity with which the clichs get served up, and so on, make a relatively smooth viewing experience. But they also render what would have been an at times harrowing real-life story into something safe and bland.
July 20, 2017
Almost relentlessly predictable and formulaic - a story of one man's refusal to conform that dutifully hits all its marks.
July 20, 2017
If you want to be inspired without using your imagination, The Fencer is for you. If you're tired of the same old teacher-related tropes, you'll probably want to skip this one.
July 20, 2017
The palette is muted, like a faded photograph, and tense scenes are underplayed.
September 29, 2016
The man and his motivations remain oddly elusive in this blankly heroic, clunkingly predictable portrait.