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7.3

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Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    90
    Though he's sure to deny it, Alexandra is Alexander Sokurov's most directly political work for years. Featuring a performance of monumental depth by opera legend Galina Vishnevskaya, pic presents war for what it is: brutal, crushing, and ugly, and yet Sokurov doesn't lens any battles.
  2. 80
    Spare yet tactile, a mysterious mixture of lightness and gravity, Alexander Sokurov's Alexandra is founded on contradiction. Musing on war in general and the Russian occupation of Chechnya in particular, this is a movie in which combat is never shown.
  3. A film of startling originality and beauty -- feels like a communiqué from another time, another place, anywhere but here.