• Released
  • May 21, 2004
  • Drama
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100

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A stunning drama from that remote former Soviet republic.
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80

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
Schizo is in its way a taut and exciting thriller.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
The brutality of the fights and Schizo's growing ability to outfox his enemies make for a taut and exciting little picture.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
True to its title, Schizo is both gripped by the past and pulled toward an unknown future.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
With a cast of mostly non-actors, the film seems rough-hewn, like something you'd find rusted along a road. But it's actually a sophisticated blend of crime thriller, coming-of-age story and social realism.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Schizo offers not just the proverbial window into village life in Kazakhstan, but a panoramic view.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Working from a script cowritten with accomplished Siberian filmmaker Sergey Bodrov, the director creates a taut picture of a place, and a liberating moment of choice.
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's a gripping, understated thriller with a solid emotional undercurrent that builds to an unexpectedly moving denouement.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
Schizo is an ugly name for a dark and lovely piece of work, but maybe that's the point. The world this film depicts can be a casually pitiless one, half modern and half tribal, but it can also offer compassion and beauty.
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40

Film Threat

By Phil Hall
A compelling screenplay, to be certain. But sadly, Omarova's direction is too leisurely to wring any emotional power.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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