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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Extraordinary film, one that, like the museum itself, captures and shows three centuries of Russian culture and history in all its beauty,...
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Well worth seeing on the wide screen before its video release next year. It's guaranteed to take your breath away.
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100

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The result is a magnificent feast for the eyes and brain.
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100

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Who most of these exquisitely costumed people are I have no idea, but they brush past the camera in such rapids of jubilation it's a wonder...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film is a glorious experience to witness, not least because, knowing the technique and understanding how much depends on every moment,...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

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Marks a cinematic milestone.
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88

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Even in its most tedious scenes, Russian Ark is mesmerizing.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It was only with the advent of digital technology that the notion of an entire film done in a single take became possible. Mike Figgis got...
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A technical and visual tour-de-force.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
By turns intriguing, boring, frustrating, amazing and stirring, this is a tour de force that, necessarily, lacks dramatic force, but one...
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