|Starring:||Malcolm McDowell, Marton Csokas, Ronald Pickup|
|Genres:||Drama - Crime, Horror, Thriller - General, Psychological|
|Run time:||1 hour 51 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Jun 2006|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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One for the ladsBy Martin from UK , 20 Aug 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Based on the true story of Russia's most notorius. B.I.G. it's not, but BIG it sure is.
Malcolm Macdowell excells once more in a role carved from the sands of time for an actor born to play it. The ability of Macdowell to draw the audience into his character is on offer for all to see as Evilenko manoevres his way through his myriad yet unfortunate life.
And the empathy he lures grows as the film goes on.! The challenges faced in cold war USSR to a dedicated communist agitated by the modernisation of the party, strengthened by his sexual inadequacies and fortified by his unhelpful wife are aplenty to see.
A thoroughly enjoyable Saturday nights entertainment.
Macdowell shows us all you're never too old to party.!! but maybe too old for the communist party.
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Not Facts on True events!By Tartan1971 (74 reviews) , 16 Jan 2013I read the book , the book called Red Ripper of Russia . The way the soviet was during the time of the murders is more descriptive than this film. There is a much better film out there much closer to the book and its called ' Citzen X'
The fake children voices was a complete put off from the start, some silly woman trying to sound young. Andrea did have a wife and children and that was written by the profile.
I was quite disapointed in watching this movie. I have watched Citzen X several times now and still love the hard work done by one man in this movie.
What people dont realize about this serial killer that they did obtain a dna test but there is a very wierd situation on why he wasnt captured earlier :)
good acting!!By Rustyfilms (147 reviews) from Bradford , 02 Apr 2010At first, I really wasn't bothered about seeing this film, given the subject matter, but thought I would give it a go, I was glad I did.
The subject matter is dealt with in a good way, so you are not cringing at what this sick man did. Malcolm McDowell is absolutely fantastic in this film and must have jumped at the chance to play such an in depth character. I think I gave it a good rating because of him really.
Not a film to be enjoyed by everyone, but if you want good acting based on true events, I don't think you will be disappointed.
DisappointingBy blackgal (211 reviews) from Worksop , 13 Oct 2009I was excited when I saw this film advertised but it ended up being quite dull. A true story but it skipped around the edges of the crimes of this person. I would not recommend this for viewing.
worth watchingBy a customer from Sittingbourne , 17 Jan 2009this film is really greusome as it is obviously based on a true life story and is to do with children and adults being abused. as soon as u start watching this film it is quite sickening, but i found it a very interesting story and was intreged to find out what happened next! if u can watch the first 10mins ull be fine.
goodBy druski (102 reviews) from Leeds , 12 Dec 2008what a great performance by mr mcdowell as the perpetrator. plays it with such gusto and realism, a kind of cold, detached feel.
it was also historically correct which helps, and against the backdrop of communist Russia provides a real sense of hopelessness throughout.