The Luzhin Defence

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  1. SusanQ.
    Jun 27, 2001
    9
    I liked this movie a lot. The end bothered me a little because it seems like Hollywood can't make a movie without a nice little ending wrapped in a bow.
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64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 40
    A punishing tragedy that could best be described as the anti-"Shine."
  2. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Michael Sragow
    63
    Handsome and well-acted, yet it can't hold a pawn to Nabokov's harrowing and moving character study.
  3. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    Watson's character grows in importance until she eclipses the recessive Luzhin.