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The Revolutionary Reviews

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
April 29, 2013
An astounding performance by Sidney Rittenburg as he describes his loving and horrific 35 year relationship with Communist China.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
April 17, 2013
Captivating, heartfelt and gripping. It should be a requirement for every young American to watch this documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.25/10
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
April 12, 2013
This aptly titled documentary draws upon the sharp memory and deep insights of a rueful nonagenarian. It might be of most interest to political people. If that describes you, DO NOT MISS IT.
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
April 12, 2013
It's a remarkable story, even if "The Revolutionary," a no-frills documentary drawn from five years of interviews, isn't much of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International
April 11, 2013
Artistically anemic documentary provides a thrillingly unique viewpoint on the disillusion and terror of the 20th century's most tragic revolution.
Anton Bitel
Sight and Sound
March 13, 2013
documents the most dramatic moments in China's revolution under Mao Zedong from the perspective of a close insider who was also a westerner and outsider... a tale of ideological fervour and subsequent disillusion
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