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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film Arsenal

    Malgré un réel souffle épique, le film manque profondément d'unité dramatique... www.cinefiches.com

  2. Bilouaustria's rating of the film Arsenal

    Godard often considered Dovzhenko as the best film director from the silent era. The visual strength and the remarkable editing tend to give him right. The storytelling is somehow confusing and it is hard to follow fully, unless you're an ukrainian worker from the 1920's. Who cares : Dovzhenko is a true poet, always capturing the detail, an eye, a shoulder, here a left accordion tells you that someone just died.

  3. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Arsenal

    2017 YOUTUBE / universciné

  4. bernardovazdecastro's rating of the film Arsenal

    Plus one extra star. I rewatch these film today and I'm still mesmerizing and convicted that "Arsenal" is probably one of the biggest films in the entire history of cinema. I could say many things, but I prefer to evidence the music, something that I normally dislike in silent period. Dovzhenko like Eisenstein understood clearly the notion that music is another part and not a effect that reinforce the image.

  5. Chris_Parker's rating of the film Arsenal

    At the heart of Arsenal is the question of identity and national consciousness and the film moves on, through different times and places, mixing brutality and banality as facets of every day life. This is not an easy film to love, but it's a film to treasure.

  6. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film Arsenal

    "'We are SMART cinephiles!'" http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-82-cinema-masters-vol-xi.html

  7. Klaas De Roo's rating of the film Arsenal

    muziek beeld van lachende soldaat

  8. msmichel's rating of the film Arsenal

    Vivid imagery, razor editing and memorable cinematography anchor this politically charged look at 1918 Ukraine examining the effects of revolution, national pride and political fervour and the human cost.

  9. Erich Rau's rating of the film Arsenal

    Thought provoking and beautifully photographed. The jumpy storytelling may be hard for some to follow, but stylistically it works quite well.

  10. Howard Orr's rating of the film Arsenal

    Few filmmakers have ever matched Dovzhenko's stringent approach to solitude, his handling of stillness and above all the insinuation of violence and horror in his treatment of stationary bodies. Unfortunately films like "Arsenal" seem old-hat nowadays, almost like exercises in technique, because they demand so much from their audience.

  11. ZYNAB's rating of the film Arsenal

  12. ArmandS's rating of the film Arsenal

    Good propaganda film, though the plot line meanders. Compelling, though, for the faces it shows, of many Ukrainians and others, with lines of hardship and rural experience in their features. It almost feels more like a documentary at some points in the narrative. Avant-garde editing, and storytelling, and certainly worth viewing if you have a penchant for this style of film-making.

  13. Buddy Love's rating of the film Arsenal

    As the great Boy George said war is stupid and people are stupid. Well crafted piece of work!

  14. nein's rating of the film Arsenal

    It's great to watch and admire but somehow difficult to understand for people who are, like me, a little bit ignorant about Ukraine and Russian culture. Surrealistic bits are awesome.

  15. ayed zach's rating of the film Arsenal

  16. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Arsenal

    La escena final es sin duda la más memorable de todo el filme. La carga ideológica no tiene metáforas ni simbologías. El mensaje es claro y directo. A apreciar de esta película es el estilo que emplea Aleksandr Dovzhenko al ir experimentando con la cámara los planos y el lenguaje de la angulación que transforma al individuo en mártir.

  17. kartina obskura's rating of the film Arsenal

    uneven film, but certainly not without masterful framing and montage

  18. NOODLES CHAMS's rating of the film Arsenal

  19. N҉O҉ L҉O҉N҉G҉E҉R҉ H҉U҉M҉A҉N҉'s rating of the film Arsenal

    from this film we can know the history , how the term can be dubbed arsenal : THE GUNNERS. But i wonder it is not a good film