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Faust (2011)

blu-ray.com
26 September 2014
  • Conclusion: "Faust" is best left for those equipped for this type of grueling adventure, as Sokurov doesn't make a casual viewing easy. Pacing is troublesome, as is the overall approach, which almost invites immediate dismissal, but it's difficult to deny the visual achievements of the feature.
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Overall 10
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Faust

AV Club
14 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Aleksandr Sokurov’s demented, gunky take on the Faust legend tumbles from one scene into the next with loping, loopy energy. People gnash their teeth and bite each other’s elbows and wrists; everyone is always falling down, jumping up, tripping over each other.
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Overall 8
8.0

Faust

Slant Magazine
5 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Dissecting a cadaver at the start of Aleksandr Sokurov's methodically balmy Faust , the impoverished and miserable Doctor Heinrich Faust (Johannes Zeiler) yanks a heart from the chest cavity like a leg of lamb.
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Review: ‘Faust’

Variety
8 September 2011
  • Summary: Forget Marlowe, Goethe, Gounod and Murnau, or rather, lay them aside, since the idiosyncratic helmer Alexander Sokurov adds his own spin on the classic legend.
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Overall 8
8.0

Faust

Empire Online
10 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Visually striking early telling of the German folktale.
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Overall 6
6.0

Faust

Flicks
12 May 2013
  • Summary: Don’t expect the classic Faust of old – this is a twisted, surreal, sometimes disturbing and often demented twist on the tale of the man who sold his soul. Visually arresting, powerfully acted arthouse drama from the director of Russian Ark that’s not for all tastes – but if you go with your mind...
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Overall 8
8.0

Faust

totalfilm.com
8 August 2012
Overall 8
8.0

Faust

totalfilm.com
10 May 2012

Faust

zubb.nl
8 May 2014
  • Excerpt: In zijn Faust benadrukt Alexander Sokurov het kwade in de mens. Hij maakt het zijn publiek niet makkelijk door geen kaders te bieden en de kijker regelmatig op het verkeerde been te zetten. Dit maakt deze Faust een uitdagende kijkervaring.
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