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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Eli K's rating of the film The Fool

    Another great film by the Russian director that shows all the carelessness of people.

  2. n's rating of the film The Fool

    The story is impressive but in many scenes the exagerrated acting and blank camera movements damage the film.

  3. Matthew Martens's rating of the film The Fool

    Best when it trusts its protagonist's taciturn lyricism, The Fool succumbs to prosaic overkill when it gives way to the hand-wringing confessionals of culpable, corrupt bureaucrats. Still, however on the nose its moralizing and simple-minded its storytelling, I sat pretty well-riveted throughout.

  4. Leif Erikson's rating of the film The Fool

    Don't you understand? We live like animals and die like animals because we are nobodies to each other.

  5. εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film The Fool

    if only this were Dosto' or whoever & not the actual state of affairs. unwillingly flew home. makes me more honestly assess where i am now. every Romanian oughtta see it & cease their stultifying jeremiad on how desperately lame & subpar is each darn thing here: not sweeping champs-élysées granted but far from sordid crumbling kommunalkas all over the place. might sober'em up from unctuous, amnesiac pro-putin wanking

  6. Denis Strelchuk's rating of the film The Fool

    good example of Russia's new wave movies

  7. Mario Tomchev's rating of the film The Fool

    "Don't you understand? We live like animals and die like animals because we are nobodies to each other." I'll never get tired of contemporary Russian horrors when they are this reasonable and humanely approached, like MY JOY and, on a somewhat smaller scale, LEVIATHAN. Truly gripping Dostoevskyan lecture, almost ruined by the light use of dramatic piano.

  8. Post Ironic's rating of the film The Fool

    Bitter, indignant, ironic... And quite depressing. Bykov seems to lack faith in his audience, and at times goes a little overboard with his tendency to use his characters to lecture in this film. All the same, it's a lovely film, in part because of Bykov's moral proselytizing, but also due to excellent acting, a passionate (if awfully bleak) narrative, and perfect pacing.

  9. Kamran's rating of the film The Fool

    Strongly directed and well photographed depiction of corruption and hypocrisy in a small Russian town. Both literary and cinematic. 83/100 - Great.

  10. -REM-'s rating of the film The Fool

  11. animalcalls's rating of the film The Fool

    To the point: being a good person gets you nowhere. Intense, well-shot, and instilled with that nasty strain of irony that Russian narratives seem to be pre-disposed to.

  12. may's rating of the film The Fool

  13. nematomaranka's rating of the film The Fool

    a dostojevskijan young woman missing

  14. Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film The Fool

    Yes, lamentably in some shabby countries, honesty and integrity are mistaken for foolishness.

  15. affasf's rating of the film The Fool

    An obsequious hommage to Dostoevskij and the humanist Russian literature. The Makaninian obshaga, tinted in a Generation “П” treacherous manner, tests the candid Dima, a traditional holy fool, denigrated in the immolating act of redeeming an entire generation (Eltsin’s epigones). The script indulges very often on the ‘corrupted system’ subject, the disheartened air breathed in the nevermore-idealistic Federation.