The Stroll is a Linklater-esque rom-com of idiotic proportions. . . . Bekmambetov’s film instead is an embarrassing and failed attempt at replicating a Hollywood blockbuster. Their mediocrity notwithstanding, the two films are valuable records of a time when a nascent middle class deluded itself that the American Dream had finally graced the cheerless expanses of Mother Russia.
Celluloid Liberation Front
June 27, 2018