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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 2 out of 17

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  1. Apr 8, 2011
    10
    The film is a must see for everybody, who has any connection or interest in Russia and Russians. It is as simple is that - if you are trying to better understand your Russian friend, colleague, business partner and you ever wonder "why?" and "how?" about their way of thinking and behavior - you will get some answers. Unique combination of compassion and non judgmental objectivity are theThe film is a must see for everybody, who has any connection or interest in Russia and Russians. It is as simple is that - if you are trying to better understand your Russian friend, colleague, business partner and you ever wonder "why?" and "how?" about their way of thinking and behavior - you will get some answers. Unique combination of compassion and non judgmental objectivity are the corner stones of this masterpiece. Collapse
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90

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
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  1. 75
    Essentially agenda-free, My Perestroika has the quality of a candid conversation with long-lost cousins from another country.
  2. Reviewed by: David Lewis
    Apr 29, 2011
    100
    It not only evocatively captures the Russian spirit and the yearnings of a generation, but it also masterfully chronicles the historic collapse of the Soviet Union and its complex aftermath.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Apr 16, 2011
    83
    The openness of these people is often astonishing – and a sign of hope.