Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: July 11, 2003
8.3
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Universal acclaim based on 8 Ratings
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PekkaP.Jun 29, 2005
Very enjoyable. There were a couple of scenes that were dragged on a bit but otherwise I don't have any complaints. Loved the misscommunication between the characters.
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HorruxSep 22, 2011
Perfection! Incredibly great! One of my top 10 movies of all time. Presents us with a completely foreign culture, and two others at war with each other. They don't understand each other. Wait, but they do. After all, we are all human.
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sekethNov 15, 2010
Human
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ChadS.Sep 7, 2003
Instead of glasses, the Lapp woman covers the head with a scarf to disguise her beauty. Anni-Christina Juuso is all that. She's plucky, warm, and hysterically vocal in bed. She has Samantha Morton's ability to get a lot of mileage Instead of glasses, the Lapp woman covers the head with a scarf to disguise her beauty. Anni-Christina Juuso is all that. She's plucky, warm, and hysterically vocal in bed. She has Samantha Morton's ability to get a lot of mileage out of her face, alone. Where her eyes wander in the sauna is a wonderful example of non-verbal acting. If "The Cuckoo" has a flaw, if you want to call it a flaw, perhaps, the Soviet Army captain is too likable when he should be truly menacing. The tension isn't palpatable enough. It would've been more effective if the Russian packed more menace in his words beneath that benign demeanor. Also, a long scene in which the Finn tries to get back to the living world seems out of place in a political film. "The Cuckoo" is terrific fun, but a tad lightweight. Expand
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JerryH.Jul 24, 2003
Completely enjoyable. Easily one of the best summer movies. Anything below a 7 is a joke. Yes, one section does go on too long by about 5 minutes, but the rest of the film is tight, the performances and warm, even from the rough, worn out Completely enjoyable. Easily one of the best summer movies. Anything below a 7 is a joke. Yes, one section does go on too long by about 5 minutes, but the rest of the film is tight, the performances and warm, even from the rough, worn out russian, and not enough can be said about the lead actress -- beautiful and brilliant. See this film. Expand
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MeredithR.Apr 21, 2004
I loved it.
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FrankC.Feb 7, 2005
Excellent.
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