• Released
  • August 4, 1999
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 0 min
  • Be the first to Rate!
East-West Synopsis
False amnesty lures an exiled Soviet couple (Sandrine Bonnaire, Oleg Menshikov) back.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings


New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
The movie that deserved to win the Oscar for foreign-language film, and one of the best movies ever made about life behind the Iron Curtain.
Full Review

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
A grand, old-fashioned movie of spies and Communist repression.
Full Review

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Picks up steam from the ominous opening scene and ends as a quietly suspenseful thriller.
Full Review

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Feels like an old-fashioned movie in the way it deals with bold sacrifices made in the name of love, while its setting and chary view of...
Full Review

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Has great themes and great actors.
Full Review

Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
One of the unique virtues of the cinema is its ability to bring history to life with engrossing detail and gripping immediacy; East-West...
Full Review

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Isn't always easy to sit through, but it repays patience. It's an honorable film, and it earns its undertow of poignancy derived from.
Full Review

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Wargnier directs his French historical drama, a foreign film Oscar nominee, in a way that allows little perspective on the extent of...
Full Review

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
It is well-made in an old-fashioned way, and its straight-arrow lack of cynicism may be old- fashioned as well.
Full Review

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Director Regis Warginer ("Indochine") lets his film degenerate into a turgid melodrama.
Full Review

Fan Reviews

Did You See This Movie?

Be the first to write a review!

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Sensuality and Violence