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Moscow on the Hudson

R Released Mar 30, 1984 1h 55m Comedy Drama TRAILER for Moscow on the Hudson: Trailer 1 List
73% Tomatometer 77 Reviews 59% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings
A Russian musician defects to the United States and settles in New York with the help of a Bloomingdale's employee. Read More Read Less
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With Robin Williams' affecting portrayal as a Russian immigrant at the center of its fish-out-of-water story, Moscow on The Hudson soars with an abundance of laughs and heart.

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Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times [This] is the kind of movie that Paul Mazursky does especially well. It's a comedy that finds most of its laughs in the close observations of human behavior, and that finds its story in a contemporary subject Mazursky has some thoughts about. Rated: 4/4 Aug 22, 2023 Full Review Kathleen Carroll New York Daily News [Maria Conchita Alonso] is simply enchanting. The movie, which has its dull patches due to the lack of any sort of dramatic conflict, automatically bursts into life the minute this delightfully vivacious, dark-haired beauty appears on camera. Rated: 3/4 Aug 22, 2023 Full Review David Denby New York Magazine/Vulture Though some of the movie may strike us as naïve or false, we're pulled along by the sweet dreams of a director with so broad and instinctive a sense of human solidarity. Aug 22, 2023 Full Review Dan DiNicola The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY) Quite certainly, this is Williams' finest film performance. Aug 22, 2023 Full Review Michael Lasky Bay Area Reporter Even if the film fizzles at the end, all Robin Williams fans should enjoy Moscow on the Hudson because when it’s cooking, it’s because he is the chef. Aug 22, 2023 Full Review Marylynn Uricchio Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Mazursky effectively shows that there is no such thing as a real American -- the melting pot continues to melt. His script, written with Leon Capetanos, offers a vivid look at the phenomonon, and a glowing reminder of just what makes America great. Aug 22, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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Horror fan 4 What a surprise hit for Robin Williams. Loved the humor and romance. Glad I got to watch it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/06/24 Full Review Michael W This showbiz drama was great. Robin Williams, Maria Conchita Alonso, Cleavant Derricks, Elya Baskin, Alejandro Rey, and the rest of the cast did a great job in this movie. The story of the movie was entertaining and dramatic. It's about having freedom that you've always wanted and making it through the tough times living in a new country. If you haven't seen this movie yet, check it out sometime. It's worth watching. Don't listen to the bad reviews this movie has gotten, those people have terrible tastes in movies. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/12/24 Full Review Audience Member Timely and moving with a wonderful cast. I enjoyed the trip back to the 80s and young Robin Williams at his best. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/30/24 Full Review Mary S The jazz repeats were boring, but character interaction gentle and inspiring. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/27/24 Full Review Catherine B Ugh. GIANT cliche. The whole thing was unbearable--so I went to bed. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 09/29/23 Full Review Bryan B Robin Williams' best movie. He is really incredible in this movie. Very peplexing how the audience score is low. I totally disagree with that. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/13/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis A Russian musician defects to the United States and settles in New York with the help of a Bloomingdale's employee.
Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky, Leon Capetanos
Columbia Pictures
Production Co
Columbia Pictures, Bavaria Film
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
Mar 30, 1984, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 1, 2010
1h 55m
Sound Mix
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