The Half Life of Timofey Berezin (PU-239)
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The Half Life of Timofey Berezin (PU-239)
First-time writer/director Scott Burns spins this suspenseful yarn about a nuclear technician who has a curious encounter with a notoriously violent Russian gangster (Nikolaj Lie Kaas). The year is 1995, and Timofey (Paddy Considine) is a nuclear power-plant worker in post-Soviet Russia. After being exposed to dangerous levels of radiation while working to avert a disaster, Timofey discovers that the authorities have deliberately misled him about the severity of his exposure, and that he will likely die in just a few days. Determined to provide for his wife (Radha Mitchell) and young son… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Imagine anticipating a Ken Loach film and being shown a Guy Ritchie movie."
‑ Eddie Cockrell, Variety
"It's a quirky mix of incompetent bureaucrats and small time gangsters trying to carve a life in the new Russia."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"A surprisingly funny tale of a man dying from radiation poisoning."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"Solidly made, timely and spotlighting a fine performance by Paddy Considine."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"This sad but intriguing premise wanes in a mish-mash of attempted Russian accents and clumsy storytelling."
‑ Susan Green, Boxoffice Magazine
"a minor-key drama"
‑ Matt McKillop,
"The film is undone by sloppy plotting, over-deliberate writing and a few terrible ebbs in tone."
‑ Adam Nayman, eye WEEKLY
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