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The Luzhin Defence Reviews

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December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 8, 2002
Vale por completo la pena, y, si gustan del juego ciencia, es una cinta obligada.
January 1, 2002
More lyrical and affecting than the stiffly contrived A Beautiful Mind. Profoundly in touch with the miracle and curse of a fragile, fanatical artistic sensibility.
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October 8, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
June 14, 2001
Makes up for a creaky structure with the intensity of emotion and psychological nuance provided by two of our finest screen actors.
May 23, 2001
There are very real pleasures to be had.
May 21, 2001
Turturro's stormy and quirky performance is the ... highlight of a film that makes all the familiar chess moves.
May 21, 2001
As brave as it is affecting.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 15, 2001
The film is sedate and cerebral. Still, Gorris manages to impart a sense of the subtlety of chess and even to inject some suspense into the matches.
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May 14, 2001
Most successful in depicting its protagonist's unique -- often inadequate -- nature.
May 7, 2001
You will be consumed watching the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 7, 2001
Ambiguity makes Natalia pulse a bit, and makes her good intentions less annoying than they might have been.
May 4, 2001
Just as Hicks did for the keyboard, Gorris makes the chessboard sexy, mostly by focusing not on it but on the people sitting at it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 4, 2001
An utterly hypnotic movie.
May 4, 2001
Has many beautiful moments.
May 4, 2001
Its Oscar-worthy production values come together to create an epic, and exquisitely melancholy, evocation of Europe's once confident but now dying world order.
Read More | Original Score: A-
May 3, 2001
If you accept this Defence as a compromise of its source ... you should find a lot to enjoy
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 30, 2001
Love and obsession make beautiful music together in this romantic drama
| Original Score: 3/4
April 30, 2001
Lighter on its feet than one might imagine and more complex than one might think.
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