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      The Banishment

      2007 2h 30m Drama List
      65% Tomatometer 20 Reviews 73% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings A trip to the countryside reveals dark secrets for a family. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Beautifully shot, but ultimately disappointing, lumbering sophomore effort from Russian potential great Andrey Zvyagintsev.

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      Ben Kenigsberg New York Times The first two-thirds are an extraordinary slow burn that provides ample time to admire Mr. Zvyagintsev's talent with the wide frame. Jan 18, 2018 Full Review London Evening Standard The Banishment is so obviously the work of an exceptional film-maker that you can't deny its power, ambition and ability to keep you watching. Aug 15, 2008 Full Review Anthony Quinn Independent (UK) The film works mostly in ellipses and silences, establishing a solemnly mysterious mood. Rated: 3/5 Aug 15, 2008 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com While Konstantin Lavronenko does give an intriguing performance, it's really the film as whole, all pieced together like a puzzle half assembled, that works majestically. Jul 25, 2019 Full Review Dan Sallitt Senses of Cinema [Director Andrei] Zyvagintsev's beautiful compositions [brings] out uncanny aspects of natural setting. Oct 12, 2018 Full Review Mike Edwards What Culture For all of its ingenuity, and the incredible, drawn-out events that conclude the film, there is a high risk that this film alienates its audience. Rated: 3.5/5 Apr 8, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Eric P Might be the most impressive film I have ever seen. Bergman and Tarkovsky have nothing on this director. An evocative mystery like l'Avventura, though decidedly a downer. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Out of time and place story of a family incapable to process their relationship shot with an incredible love to beauty in every shot. The story itself seems to be a bit monotonous from time to time, though you couldn't resist its thrill and deep drama. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member I think it's a bit overlong, could be one (more) powerful drama if otherwise. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review pasha a A good directing for a bad story. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Set against the vast and windy landscape is a tale of betrayal that leads to an untimely death and injustice served cold. The twist is shocking but does not unriddle the female protagonist's deliberately wrong choice of pronoun. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Sad but beautifully shot film Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A trip to the countryside reveals dark secrets for a family.
      Director
      Andrey Zvyagintsev
      Producer
      Dmitri Lesnevsky
      Screenwriter
      Artyom Melkumian, Oleg Negin
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Russian
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 2, 2018
      Runtime
      2h 30m
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