• Released
  • September 30, 2011
  • 2 hr 7 min
  • Art House/Foreign
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My Joy Synopsis
A truck driver (Viktor Nemets) embarks on a dark odyssey through Russia.
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Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
My Joy has a bleak, grotesque, near-perfect poetry in its soul.
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90

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
The world of My Joy is grim, though the experience of watching it and piecing together its fragmented story strands is anything but. It's...
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80

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
My Joy is a maddening vision and one of the year's must-see provocations.
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75

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Deeply sorrowful and drenched in ambiguity, My Joy adopts a patient rhythm that departs from reality while studying it in depth.
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75

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Those schooled in Eastern European history may have better luck deciphering it, but what keeps it compelling throughout is Loznitsa's...
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75

Slant Magazine

By Aaron Cutler
Sergei Loznitsa's documentaries are mainly compilations of archival footage, so it makes sense that his first fiction film is also...
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70

Variety

Although discomfiting to audiences desiring a steady narrative thread (and less accessible to those unfamiliar with Eastern European history...
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
The film's sociopolitical critique is as dull as a sledgehammer - and maybe on the money - but the truth is far more entertaining.
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