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7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
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  1. Oct 4, 2011
    10
    Bleak and hopeless, but a great ride across rural post-Soviet Russia, My Joy uses folk tale conventions to tell it's modern tale of self-reliance and ruthless opportunism.
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
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  1. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Oct 1, 2011
    90
    My Joy has a bleak, grotesque, near-perfect poetry in its soul.
  2. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Sep 29, 2011
    90
    The world of My Joy is grim, though the experience of watching it and piecing together its fragmented story strands is anything but. It's suspenseful, mysterious, at times bitterly funny, consistently moving and filled with images of a Russia haunted both by ghosts and the living dead.
  3. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Sep 29, 2011
    75
    Deeply sorrowful and drenched in ambiguity, My Joy adopts a patient rhythm that departs from reality while studying it in depth.