Reviews: Leviathan (2014)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Zvyagintsev builds to a crescendo with the force of an ocean storm…”Leviathan” is a great, literary work of existential despair, as magnificent as its titular creature.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
    • Excerpt: Leviathan’ Is The Feel-Bad Movie Of The Winter
  • [New – 3/26/15] | Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]
    • Excerpt: An extensive, at once sweeping and intimate portrait of an expanding yet internally rotting Russia.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVDTalk
    • Excerpt: Zvyagintsev is more concerned with letting his audience settle into the lives of his characters than he is the more conventional happenings of the script outline. He lets us discover who Dmitry is and why he’s visiting Kolia and what Kolia is so angry about matter-of-factly, the way we might were we just casually observing.
  • Jonathan Richards @
    • Excerpt: It contains scenes of exhilarating, and devastating power, including a leviathan-like appearance near the end of the devouring jaws of modern machinery. But there are flaws in the storytelling, which can be both disconnected and, at nearly two and a half hours, heavy-handedly drawn out.
  • [New – 3/27/15] | Sarah Ward @ artsHub
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics
    • Excerpt: Change the things you can, accept the things you cannot, and go to jail and die either way.