Strike (Stachka)
Strike (Stachka) (1925)

The first full-length feature project of pantheon Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein, Strike is a government-commissioned celebration of the unrealized 1905 Bolshevik revolution. The story is set in motion by a series of outrages and… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 25, 2000
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Eisenstein's first feature also remains his most watchable.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's as crazy and full-of-beans as any debut film in history.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Though flawed and schematic, it's nonetheless a mighty achievement for a young man with primitive equipment and no extensive training in filmmaking.

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Film4

A breathtaking essay on class conflict, not for its politics, but for its humanity and the imaginative brilliance of its director.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Quite the agitprop hootenanny

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Lemming cinema: tragic, brutish, and inexorable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
If Russian or experimental or documentary films intrigue you, you will enjoy seeing this film. If that isn't your cup of tea, don't watch it.… More
Chris Browning
Sergei M. Eisenstein made "Strike", his first feature film, with barely any professional film training and proved his skill as a Director… More
Anthony Lawrie
Important and accomplished film making from one of the most influential and greatest film makers of all time. Strike was and is a powerful reflection and… More
Patrick Dolan
I loved this film. The pace is great, especially for a silent film. Those crazy Russians could actually make some exciting sequences that even get you today… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Strike" is a 1924 silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein. In it, workers toil all day long at a factory in Czarist Russia.… More
MJS MJS
Sergei Eisenstien?s first major film, a precursor to what he?d soon accomplish with The Battleship Potemkin. An experimental work, Eisenstien seemed to be… More