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      Red Army

      PG Released Jan 23, 2015 1 hr. 25 min. Documentary List
      92% 100 Reviews Tomatometer 85% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Hockey captain Slava Fetisov and four other players form a nearly unbeatable unit known as the "Russian Five," but their coach's brutal regimen leads Fetisov and others to defect from the Soviet Union. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Sep 12 Buy Now

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      Fun and fascinating, Red Army delivers absorbing documentary drama for hockey fans and sports novices alike.

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      Vern B A n eye opening expose of the world of Russian hockey and its early influences on the NHL Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/30/22 Full Review KEVIN C Fascinating documentary on the Soviet hockey program whose national team was considered the best in the world. Focusing mostly on Viacheslav Fetisov and how the team lived and breathed hockey for eleven months out of the year away from their families and controlled by their coach and struggles to get permission to play in the NHL. Great interviews and footage. A must see for any fan of hockey. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/09/22 Full Review Tim G More or less a 30 for 30 episode but still pretty fascinating. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/30/20 Full Review Audience Member Simple sports doc but a good topic. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting, but not much new Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member how propaganda ruled and ultimately overruled the drive for success of ice hockey in the USSR. average but as it's not that rewatchable i have to give it a little less. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Simran Hans Little White Lies By focusing less on his characters and more on a supposed dark side of Russian hockey, Polsky's film is less documentary than it is didacticism. Rated: 2/5 Aug 1, 2017 Full Review Tara Brady Irish Times There's a lesson here for fans of any contemporary sport and an absolutely thrilling tale, impeccably assembled besides. Sporting glory awaits, even for those viewers who couldn't tell a jockstrap from a jellybean. Rated: 5/5 Feb 25, 2016 Full Review Mark Kermode Observer (UK) Polsky's documentary is nominally about ice hockey, but culture and politics provide the driving force as the Russians go head to head with the Americans in a battle of ideology, economics and art. Rated: 3/5 Oct 11, 2015 Full Review Chris McCoy Memphis Flyer I'm not much of a sportsman, much less a hockey fan, but this meticulously crafted documentary is a knockout. Jan 9, 2020 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row Takes a strong subject and renders it toothless and forgettable. Rated: 2/4 Aug 7, 2019 Full Review Patrick Gamble CineVue Red Army ultimately fails to deliver anything other than a superficial account of the USSR's sporting history and the role of sport in the Soviet Union. Rated: 3/5 Apr 8, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Hockey captain Slava Fetisov and four other players form a nearly unbeatable unit known as the "Russian Five," but their coach's brutal regimen leads Fetisov and others to defect from the Soviet Union.
      Gabe Polsky
      Executive Producer
      Werner Herzog, Jerry Weintraub, Liam Satre-Meloy
      Gabe Polsky
      Sony Pictures Classics
      Production Co
      Gabriel Polsky Productions
      PG (Thematic Material|Language)
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 23, 2015, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
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