Stange, dark and clever, with a sense of Rabelaisian excess and moral murkiness that's tempered by an ambiguous but unexpectedly forceful moral message, the film address personal responsibility, cruelty and creativity in shady times ...
Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
It's full of idiosyncratic, almost suicidal directorial choices - a noodly guitar score, inexpressive, doll-like actors - yet weirdly cuts to the heart of a country that's been taken over by such unlovely characters.
David Jenkins, Little White Lies
Fits all the richness and lurid eccentricity of a Scorsese gang epic into 83 pocket-sized minutes.
Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
Blackly comic, deceptively deadpan Russian drama that's both surprisingly moving and contains moments of genuinely shocking violence ...
Allegorical, violent, blackly comic and occasionally bewildering.
David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
A potent black comedy with the gentle touch of a razor blade.