Oligarkh (Tycoon) (Tycoon: A New Russian) (2003)
Critic Reviews for Oligarkh (Tycoon) (Tycoon: A New Russian)
The movie's Citizen Kane-style narrative sometimes works against it, and a lack of coherence is often frustrating. Despite this, Tycoon does land a few punches while telling a story that is distinctly Russian.
Although Lounguine has a lot to say about Russia's struggle in its transition to global capitalism, his film is strangely uninvolving, lacking dramatic sweep.
The movie is handicapped by a jittery editing style that prevents us from getting involved in the flow of the narrative.
A meaty, well-crafted thriller that absorbs and disturbs you from first frame to last.
The combination of historical sweep and the need to read subtitles doesn't allow for the kind of subtle character portrayal that made the Godfather series, but Mashkov is a major force as Platon.
Audience Reviews for Oligarkh (Tycoon) (Tycoon: A New Russian)
(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Well-acted and interesting.
Eh. Never gets off the ground... there are twists and turns but you don't notice them happening until the movie's over and you're just left saying "huh."
This movie is absolutely great! Everyone should definitely watch it. It's very deep, realistic, yet comical at times. It's one of those rare movies that no one really hears about, but is very very good!
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