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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Scott Lucas's rating of the film Leviathan

    Seaside Russian misery splashed across the widest screen this side of Carpenter. Job with lots of vodka.

  2. OFF_FRAME's rating of the film Leviathan

    With perfectly matched cinematography and direction Leviafan is an astute study of belonging, corruption, loyalty and man against the machine. It's a mature voice that mirrors the complexity of life with with a deft touch, happily ending it's minor narrative threads as abruptly as they begin. 4 stars

  3. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Leviathan

    ★★★★★ the dark comedy of angst and ruins.

  4. Konrad Szlendak's rating of the film Leviathan

    It's a good movie, but would be much better without these Antonioniesque moods, passages "truths of the silence" or whatever. Also, characters lack some meat. There's no hard grip on their hearts and minds, cause director is mostly after tracking social injustice. Still, worth watching.

  5. Gokce Gursoz's rating of the film Leviathan

  6. Célio g.'s rating of the film Leviathan

  7. Guillermo Padilla's rating of the film Leviathan

    Despite having moments and outstanding performances, I have the strange feeling that I missed many things despite never stop looking at the screen. Like taking storyline with scissors and remove pieces of thread of each conflict. Photography is dutiful, flat, open. Classical direction.

  8. Alvi Ifthikhar's rating of the film Leviathan

    The white, drab, and depressive sub-zero finish, the raging sea of ice and malice, the vodka-imbued russian, the dirty politics, the religion, the indifference and meaninglessness of life... what a way to kill your weekend.

  9. HAD!L's rating of the film Leviathan

    a very well directed mediocre story. y can't he just go back to working with the same guys who wrote The Return?

  10. Justine Vernera's rating of the film Leviathan

    Rough. I wonder how the fuck the censored version of this will sound like when they will screen it in Russia in February.

  11. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Leviathan

    Big, mean, ruthless... Russia as a mammoth collective which prides itself for it's truthful grandeur, and still sobs and drinks itself to sleep for it at the same time. The beast is live for the old generations; a carcass to the new. Can't help but love these babushkas!

  12. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film Leviathan

    That ending turned the rest of the film from really good to absolutely brilliant!

  13. Jugu Abraham's rating of the film Leviathan

    My review of arguably the finest movie of 2014, is at It is a bold and openly critical film of contemporary Russia from a director who could be termed as the new Andrei Tarkovsky It is a film with layers of meaning that will make any intelligent viewer think.

  14. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Leviathan

    Russia has gone from the Tsars to authoritarian communism to whatever the hell Putin is, and Zvyagintsev, with this sense of history, confirms his rep as a master of the slow-burn allegory. A brilliantly written drama, surreptitiously laying out important details as it draws a chilling (yet often comical) look at how corrupt systems can't be challenged because the challengers are only human. One of 2014's best.

  15. DanOffen's rating of the film Leviathan

    A small human story with real scale. The emotions of just a few people feel as monumental as if you were experiencing them yourself. Compelling for all of the three hours of it's running time.

  16. Ayinde Anderson's rating of the film Leviathan

  17. Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film Leviathan

    Russian cult director, Andrei Zvyagintsev, doesn’t stop to astonish me with precise contemporary tales set in his country of origin. (4.5 stars)

  18. Cependant's rating of the film Leviathan

    Trahisons violentes, la destruction égoïste.

  19. Roman Petrov's rating of the film Leviathan

    A haunting depiction of a blasphemous "democracy," where the rights of individuals are smothered by perverted intentions. Full review here:

  20. Cosi's rating of the film Leviathan

  21.'s rating of the film Leviathan

    A harrowing view of Russia today that variously swings from drowning in vodka to being beaten by the corrupt police and the local government officials. The beautiful landscapes are in stark contrast to the poverty of the people in this small northern town and there is no justice in this kind of poverty. The lawyer from Moscow, a Russian mirror of Jon Hamm in Mad Men, trains in to confront these injustices ...

  22. Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Leviathan

    It's as if Frank Capra and Tarkovsky co-directed a feature - powerfully incisive in form and visually cunning. It's hard to say that "Leviathan" is the best representation of what power is at a larger scale, but it does an outstanding job at depicting the politics of a microcosmos. And, of course, knockout performances elevate this into what will soon become a classic.

  23. Atzin Ortiz González's rating of the film Leviathan

    A quiet pessimistic & poignant view of the battle between power & truth, society as an individual vs the State, that not only reflects the actual condition of contemporary Russia but the realities of numerous countries around the globe.

  24. Garçon Manqué's rating of the film Leviathan

    favorite living russian director.