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  1. Sophie M's rating of the film Alexandra

    Il y a un côté très rêveur à ce film, mais la métaphore du personnage principal comme Mère Russie lui enlève toute substance. Comme toujours chez Sokourov, la lumière est magnifique. Simplement, cette fois-ci, on s'ennuie.

  2. Superfrog's rating of the film Alexandra

    A slow depiction of life in a warm war garnison. Shows as much as it hides and possibly rightly missed the broader context and when it does not, makes a poor job at analysing it.

  3. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Alexandra

  4. Philippe P. Marchetti's rating of the film Alexandra

  5. Nabil Hamzaki's rating of the film Alexandra

    "Strength doesn't lie in weapons, or in one's hands."

  6. Imago Vanitas's rating of the film Alexandra

    Alexandra's tireness of militarism and war. Of feelings being detached. Of dust from the old skulls vanishing those beings presence. Kid's playing around, trying to have some fun, earn some respect; full of lacks. They stere, astonished, the unreachable and infinite tender and integrity of a woman above the conflict; in love.

  7. Graf von Zahl's rating of the film Alexandra

    I really liked the main character, her outward confidence. Like a young soul full of energy enclosed within old body just by chance. She' behaves like a commander of the whole camp full of young boys missing their own families.

  8. captainfez's rating of the film Alexandra

    The Russian version of STOP OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT! is a bit grittier than the original.

  9. msmichel's rating of the film Alexandra

    Galina Vichnevskaya gives a stellar performance here; one of stoicism, dignity and regality. This is perhaps Sokurov's most humanist work, a straight forward story of a grandmother meeting up with her soldier grandson at a military camp in Grozny. But the layers in this film beg to be discovered as the film is not just a tribute to Vichnevskaya but a rumination on the effect of war in the most humanist detail.

  10. Pechorin84's rating of the film Alexandra

    I had the chance to watch Alexandra with Mr.Sokurov at Istanbul Movie Festival. A true masterpiece.

  11. black frank's rating of the film Alexandra

    glorious ! as good a war film as you could expect to see

  12. Brenda Clews's rating of the film Alexandra

    Sokurov explores who fights in wars from exactly the right angle. Alexandra, a perfect title, and focus. All the ironies are here, the youth of the soldiers, &, despite PTSD, their innocence, & the elderly perception, Alexandra cares, has compassion, is troubled, deeply, & yet she still believes in strength, doesn't oppose the military machine, nor her grandson's participation in it. He is an 'officer,' afterall.

  13. zoerose's rating of the film Alexandra

    The most heart-warming movie I've seen for a long time, 'Alexandra' is a low-key anti-war drama, so tenderly filmed that you almost forget that the story is set on a zone of military operations. Sukurov looks at his characters with a maternal affection, and his characters, military men, return the gaze with the childish innocence of those that were taken too early from the motherly warmth.

  14. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Alexandra

  15. between7skies's rating of the film Alexandra

    Extraordinary meditation on war. Sokurov has the genius of opening up a world of emotions and questions buried latent in the situation and in us. It brings to mind Moloch.

  16. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Alexandra

    One of the few Sokurovs I've been able to see on theatrical release. The audience context helped to ground the experience.

  17. Ryan Borja's rating of the film Alexandra

    Wonderful and very uplifting war film where no bloodshed or bombing were ever seen or filmed to show that war is unnecessary. But despite all this, this film may be considered Alexander Sokurov's most politically-charged film yet. The film did little to convince me that this is one stunning masterpiece from the great Russian director.

  18. Lefteris Becerra's rating of the film Alexandra

  19. Neil Bahadur's rating of the film Alexandra

    It's not Mother and Son, Russian Ark, or The Sun, but it's still spectacular.

  20. Canaletto's rating of the film Alexandra

    Deseando pasar como un poema visual con tintes anti-guerra restringiéndose de todo drama, romanticismo y propaganda exagerada, lo más rescatable de esta cinta (aparte de su cinematografía) son un par de close-up de rostros que dicen muchísimo más que la cinta entera.

  21. virginwolf's rating of the film Alexandra

    You have wrong names of russian DP members! and then a couple of duplicate (very similar names for same people) not cool! http://mubi.com/cast_members/7784 http://mubi.com/cast_members/12704 http://mubi.com/cast_members/67358 http://mubi.com/cast_members/12713 there are more... it would be ok to at least have the names right and all their films on one page!

  22. Edwin N's rating of the film Alexandra

    I hate this film's academic portrayal of war, and Sokurov's uninspired directing.The 2 stars go for Vishnevskaya's performance only.

  23. Carson Lund's rating of the film Alexandra

    An oddly lilting anti-war film with a masterful performance by opera legend Galina Vishnevskaya. Sokurov's best film to date. http://arethehillsgoingtomarchoff.blogspot.com/2009/08/alexandra-2008-film-by-aleksandr.html