The Road Movie Reviews

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September 24, 2019
A spectacular dash-cam compilation of head-ons, side-swipes, t-bones, fishtails, jackknives, roll-overs, and other moving violations unfolding daily (heaven forbid!) on Russian roads.
July 1, 2019
Compulsive viewing
January 22, 2019
It was never as good as it could have been, but it held my interest briefly.
December 26, 2018
A 67-minute compilation of some of the wildest dashcam footage you'll see, and while I'd hesitate to even call this a film in the strictest sense, it's a fun ride nonetheless.
August 29, 2018
Russian documentarian Dmitrii Kalashnikov has gathered dashcam footage and assembled it into something fresh, wild and intriguing.
April 4, 2018
If you only have time for one film this week, by all means get to the jaw-dropping The Road Movie.
March 17, 2018
There are surprises aplenty in this Warholian presentation of real-life death and destruction, and it will leave you paranoid about getting behind the wheel.
March 14, 2018
There is something undeniably visceral about The Road Movie. Perhaps there's a Rorschach-esque, staring-at-clouds quality at play, but the more you watch, the more that you start to see a little bit of artistry at play.
February 22, 2018
A relatively fun - if scattershot - commentary on how Russia's new middle class meets the older, tractor-driving traditionalists who refuse to give way to newcomers no matter where they're from.
January 25, 2018
An assemblage of found footage, all of it taken from dash-cams, The Road Movie only can be watched with wide-eyed disbelief.
January 24, 2018
If you are as addicted to the YouTube genre of Russian dashcam videos as I am, you will not want to miss The Road Movie. It has everything you want to see and much more.
January 20, 2018
A study of human nature under unusual circumstances, revealing the often stoic and nonchalant nature of the Russian character.
January 20, 2018
A tapestry of the absurd.
January 19, 2018
There are also the short, sharp shocks that reach into your gut and rip a gasp out of you, but it's sequences like the couple driving through a literal forest fire that allows The Road Movie to offer something that all great movies do: a new sensation.
January 19, 2018
There's lots of snow, ice, torrential rains, floods, wildfires and ample additional proof that folks over there hardly need help from inclement weather to spectacularly wreck their vehicles.
January 19, 2018
The alternately hilarious and harrowing result offers a glimpse into life in contemporary working-class Russia, even if it shortchanges any broader context or insight.
January 19, 2018
Here is a film of considerable action and excitement that is undoubtedly real.
January 19, 2018
Suspenseful and funny, occasionally poignant and often nearly unbelievable, it captures a certain sociological flavor while remaining universally accessible.
January 18, 2018
What it lacks in narrative structure, it makes up for with a brisk 67-minute running time and the knowledge it's all authentic.
January 18, 2018
Granted you could stay at home and watch this kind of stuff on YouTube. But sometimes you want the communal experience. Or you crave the drive home afterwards.
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