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6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

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  1. 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 you want the vintage look - and something truly beautiful as a story and a set.
  2. 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, lovely camerawork and a masterful edit!
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

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  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
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  1. 70
    Koshashvili effectively captures turn-of-the-century ennui, but, more impressively, some of the feel of literary prose by intercutting characters in different locales, pausing the narrative for thoughtful close-ups that evoke interiority. The excellent excellent acting conveys the principals' emotional ambiguities.
  2. 63
    It just feels like playacting.
  3. It takes something like a miracle to unlock the magic in his exquisite aggravations, the essence of the human comedy. This film is indeed something like a miracle.