Anton Chekhov's The Duel

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16

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Critic Reviews

  1. One senses this is a production better suited to the stage.
  2. 60
    The movie's problem begins as you lift up your eyes to the hills. In Chekhov these are craggy and hostile, a fitting backdrop to the dried-out souls who dwell below, but Dover Koshashvili's film lingers on green slopes. They suggest fruition and escape, whereas for Laevsky, the eternally stifled dreamer, there should be no way out.
  3. 50
    Somehow isn't as exciting as a duel over a woman should be.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 24, 2014
    10
    A stunning literary adaptation. Chekov is a cinematic writer -- but this is the first film
    to fully realize this on screen. Smart acting,
    A stunning literary adaptation. Chekov is a cinematic writer -- but this is the first film
    to fully realize this on screen. Smart acting, lovely camerawork and a masterful edit!
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  2. Oct 1, 2010
    5
    God, was this boring. After a while I was no longer praying for a duel - I wanted an ASSASSINATION. A lot of them. See Young Victoria if youGod, was this boring. After a while I was no longer praying for a duel - I wanted an ASSASSINATION. A lot of them. See Young Victoria if you want the vintage look - and something truly beautiful as a story and a set. Full Review »