Andrei Rublev
Andrei Rublev (1973)

One of the more important Russian films of the 1960s recalls the life of icon painter Andrei Rublev. Andrei (Anatoly Solonitsin) becomes award of the peasant struggle when he goes to work at the home of a nobleman. During a raid by the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: February 2, 1999
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Tony Rayns
Time Out

Rublev was a minor icon-painter of the early 1400s. Tarkovsky re-imagines him as a Christ-like cypher for the sufferings of a divided Russia under the Tartar invaders.

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Derek Malcolm

You can object to [Tarkovsky's] vision as messianic and sometimes fundamentalist. It is hard, however, to mock the impact of his films.

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Total Film

Even while struggling to make sense of the movie's frequent obscurities, it's impossible not to be moved by the intensity of Tarkovsky's vision.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Since there always seems to be more going on in the head of the film's director than in the head of the man playing Andrei, the system did not work for me.

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Fernando F. Croce

Tarkovsky merges dour meditation with barnburner technique in this overwhelming parable

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A very impressive synthesis of personal filmmaking and epic aspiration.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Stuns with the sort of unexpected poetic explosions we've come to expect from Tarkovsky.

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Devoid of conventional genre traits and cinematic formula, Andrei Rublev is deeply unsettling -- and absolutely unmissable.

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Michael McNay

Tarkovsky makes his film one of the most convincing portrayals in art of an artist; he succeeds by concentrating on the man's humanity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The power of Andrei Tarkovsky's work lies in its storytelling and sense of visuals, using both aspects of film, he sucks you in and you are taken on an… More
Ken Stachnik
I can't say I understood it, but I found it enthralling. I'll be able to write a more in depth review after a few more viewings...maybe
Carlos Magalh„es
Tarkovsky's art is pure poetry, and it carefully lingers for over three hours through the dominions of faith, brutality and mainly the role of the artist… More
Stella Dallas
masterful russian epic about the trials of a medieval icon painter. at 3 1/2 hours it's an investment in time but well worth it. mesmerizing!
Thomas Bowler
Tough going but definitely worth it with a slew of indelible images and scenes. Full review later.
John Ballantine
Perhaps it was the state of the restoration but I found Rublev to be difficult to sit through for its duration.