Generation P
Generation P (2012)

Ginzburg brings author Victor Pelevin's popular cult novel to the screen in this confrontational, occasionally hallucinogenic social satire. The film centers around a cynical Russian poet, Babylen Tatarsky (Vladimir Yepifantsev) found… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 16, 2012
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

Plays like a metaphysical Moscow version of "Mad Men" - on acid.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

The movie contains enough fresh insanity and inventive visuals to make it an amusing cyberpunk extravaganza for most of its protracted running time.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Rhapsodic and weirdly funny.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Viktor Ginzburg keeps this lively by trying out a new effect (commercial parodies, CGI, rapid montage) in nearly every scene. Not all of them work, but the overall energy is hard to resist.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

"Generation P" delivers a brave, head-spinning commentary on the potency of advertising and the seduction of the soul.

Louis Proyect

Like last year's adaptation of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus", a film very much limited by the source material--Victor Pelevin's cult novel--that reminds me of why I try to stay away from people who want to talk about their acid trips.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Sort of a cross between "Mad Men" and an acid trip.

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Karina Longworth
Village Voice

Generation P is long and incredibly dense, but it's never boring-it's too wild and unhinged.

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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

Although some elements of this Russian satire get lost in translation, its skepticism about consumerism and the political process is universal.

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