Bunt. Delo Litvinenko (Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File) (Rebellion: The Litvinenko Case)
Bunt. Delo Litvinenko (Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File) (Rebellion: The Litvinenko Case) (2007)

The filmmaker who had total access to deceased Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko makes the inflammatory claim that Russia has fallen under the control of the Federal Security Service (FSS) -- a natural successor to the KGB -- in this… More

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Release Date: August 12, 2008
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

... no crackerjack action flick but rather a dizzying, unfocused and, frankly, dull assemblage of revelations and denials.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

A film that does an injustice to the whole chaotic situation in Eastern Europe by making it seem not just impossible, but impenetrable.

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Jules Brenner

The geo-political and historical value of what the interviews expose is, perhaps, more important in the end than telling the tale like a thriller

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

Who needs paranoid thrillers when we have Russia's deathless gift for autocracy as plot material?

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John Anderson

Although a first-rate investigative documentary on its own, Andrei Nekrasov's Poisoned by Polonium also serves as a sequel to 2004's Disbelief.

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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

Has the makings of a slam-dunk documentary.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

The film, instead of confining itself to who Litvinenko was and how he came to be killed, wanders off into too many tangents and mentions too many cases. The epic corruption of today's Russia is far too widespread to fit into a single film.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

A muckraking documentary of vast shuddery intrigue, makes a disquieting case that Russia hasn't just slipped back to its old oligarchic ways -- but that, in fact, it's a more repressive, corroded place than it was in the age of the Soviet Union.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Spreading its net too wide, this documentary lacks the smallest counterbalance, so one is not allowed a roundly informed decision. .

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File" is an eye-opening documentary that starts with the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, a former FSB agent… More