Tycoon: A New Russian Image

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  • Summary: A true story based on the life of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, Tycoon shows how one man can help throw a country's entire life in turmoil. (New Yorker Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. This is a meaty, well-crafted thriller that absorbs and disturbs you from first frame to last.
  2. With more than a passing nod to the Hollywood mob movie, Pavel Lounguine ("Luna Park") crafts this superb post-Soviet "Godfather" movie loosely based on the exploits of bad boy billionaire Boris Berezovsky.
  3. In the end Tycoon above all evokes a melancholy awareness of the seemingly eternal exploitation and impoverishment of the Russian people.
  4. For all its energy and fine acting, Tycoon has a frustrating lack of narrative coherence.
  5. 50
    While the players are circling and silently sizing each other up, the audience may find itself straining to look around them, to see the history they're blocking.
  6. 40
    Lounguine’s biopic is chilly and convoluted, too eventful to be boring, but never taking the time to immerse us emotionally in Makovski's world.
  7. The movie covers too much ground with too little detail. It manages to be convoluted, complicated, incomprehensible and maddeningly thin all at the same time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3