Ward No. 6
Ward No. 6 (2010)

Directors Karen Shakhnazarov and Alexander Gornovsky team to adapt legendary author Anton Chekhov's haunting short story detailing a respected doctor's slow descent into madness. Far on the outskirts of Moscow, Dr. Ragin presides… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 3, 2011
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Often unreadable subtitles cannot dim the brilliance of Karen Shakhnazarov's "Ward. No. 6," an inspired reworking of Anton Chekhov short story.

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John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

The movie's profundity shines through because it gestures at something that might counter its aura of futility and despair.

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Nick Pinkerton
L.A. Weekly

Like the best adaptations, even its inventions are good.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Better in concept than execution, Ward No. 6 is a disappointing modern-day adaptation of a short story by Anton Chekhov.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Much more complex than it first appears and fully deserving of its selection as Russia's foreign language Oscar nominee this year, Ward No 6 persuasively prods at our preconceptions of 'madness'.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Dolgin
This rating is a bit of a shame since I was really enjoying this movie at first, but the Chekhov adaption loses me right past the middle. The acting is great,… More