The Trotsky Image
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  • Summary: Like most high schoolers, Leon Bronstein is having an identity crisis. What differentiates Leon, however, is that he believes he is the reincarnation of Soviet thinker Leon Trotksy and predestined to follow the same path as his namesake. Tackling issues from students' rights to semi-formal dances, this "revolutionary" comedy will have you united in laughter. (Tribeca Films) Expand
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  1. 100
    The director's biggest stroke of genius was casting Baruchel.
  2. The Trotsky goes down easily and, for what it’s worth, is better mannered than most contemporary youth comedies.
  3. Reviewed by: Alissa Simon
    60
    Both cartoonish and cerebral, and studded with in-jokes referencing multicultural life in "la belle ville" and classic cinema, the colorful pic stretches its premise a bit thin over nearly two hours.
  4. The Trotsky runs 20 minutes too long and several rungs above the head of its target audience. And though Mr. Baruchel can be very funny in small doses -- a slacker sidekick in “Knocked Up,” a gung-ho kid in “Tropic Thunder” -- here he swiftly becomes insufferable, a neurotic nudnik in funeral director attire and John Turturro hairdo.
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