Ivans Xtc
Ivans Xtc (2002)

Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 26, 2013
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Tom Sime
Dallas Morning News

A triumph, relentless and beautiful in its downbeat darkness.

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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

I have no way of knowing exactly how much is exaggeration, but I've got a creepy feeling that the film is closer to the mark than I want to believe.

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Ian Waldron-Mantgani
UK Critic

The fascination comes in the power of the Huston performance, which seems so larger than life and yet so fragile, and in the way the Ivan character accepts the news of his illness so quickly but still finds himself unable to react.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A committed, intelligent and fascinating piece of work with no irony about it.

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

To the degree that ivans xtc. works, it's thanks to Huston's revelatory performance.

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

It's hard to say who might enjoy this, are there Tolstoy groupies out there? It's dark and tragic, and lets the business of the greedy talent agents get in the way of saying something meaningful about facing death

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A remarkable film by Bernard Rose.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's tough to watch, but it's a fantastic movie.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

It gets onto the screen just about as much of the novella as one could reasonably expect, and is engrossing and moving in its own right.

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