Red Army Synopsis
Hockey captain Slava Fetisov and four other players form a nearly unbeatable unit known as the "Russian Five," but their coach's brutal regimen leads Fetisov and others to defect from the Soviet Union.
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Movie Reviews

Excellent movie

By fnachman
This is far more than a film about hockey. It's about geopolitics, human relations and the machinations of governments. Must see, eve if you aren't a hockey fan....

Red Army

By lmckillop2
This inventive, thought-provoking, and stylish movie is about way more than hockey, though if you are a hockey fan, you will be delighted by all of its fascinating play and practice footage. In the...

Red Army

By bgompert
This film is very well done, informative. It gave me a whole new perspective of what life was like in the former Soviet Union and how those who grew up under that system have had to learn to cope in...

Great reflection of US/Russia relations

By mdgeer
I highly recommend this. Oddly powerful. A really great exploration of the relationships between countries, teammates and friends....

A must see for hockey fans

By RickyM2

Great film for hockey fans!

By pangan
Great film for hockey fans who grew up in that era. An inside look at the human side behind the iron curtain of hockey....


By kuch1000
I can give this film a very high compliment: I left this movie with so many questions, wanting to know more. This movie inspired a lot of thought and perspective, and is about a lot more than hockey...

Great sports dicumentary.

By Bill Rodgers
Sad story of loyalty and independence clashing....

The Cold War from the Inside

By boysmom66
An extremely well done documentary that humanizes the "enemy" that was the Soviet Union through the army hockey program. A must-see for anyone interested in Cold-War era history, not just hockey...

Red Army

By mjackson380
Excellent documentary!! Very well done, George Polsky! It brought back a lot of memories of watching hockey growing up. I hated the Soviets, but I now have a new appreciation for their program...

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Rated PG | For Thematic Material and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Fascinating documentary about legendary Soviet hockey team.
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