The Trotsky Reviews

August 22, 2017
Certainly the film is cute in places, but the larger ideas that little Leon is messing about with are never any more than cardboard cutouts, a child's approximation of political thinking.
July 12, 2012
Baruchal gives a charming performance, full of intellectual wit and good-natured charisma, but also take-charge sex appeal, albeit of the nerd variety.
August 13, 2010
Handful of gags fall flat and those who can only handle low doses of Barchuel may grow tired of his shtick, but it's a curiously enjoyable experience and educational, too.
August 2, 2010
If Norma Rae and Ferris Bueller's Day Off had a child, you've got to think it would probably be a lot like The Trotsky, a smart - if overlong - indie teen comedy.
May 19, 2010
If it weren't for Jay Baruchel's disarming charm and natural sense for comic delivery, "The Trotsky" wouldn't work anywhere near as well as it does.
May 14, 2010
The Trotsky is an endearing comedy that at times flirts with greatness, and those times are courtesy of Jay Baruchel's performance.
May 14, 2010
Fitfully charming and sitcom cute.
May 13, 2010
Tierny's script is smart and funny although some of the jokes are likely over the heads of a teen audience, who may not be up on their Russian revolutionary lore.
May 9, 2010
There's a solid sense, in its many subversive comical moments, that beyond the private emotional immediacy of Blackberries and Palm Pilots we are all propelled inside this larger, constantly evolving collective force called history, no matter what age.
May 7, 2010
Runs 20 minutes too long and several rungs above the head of its target audience.
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