Strike (Stachka)
Strike (Stachka) (1925)

This Russian film is a government-commissioned celebration of the unrealized 1905 Bolshevik revolution. The story is set in motion by a series of outrages and humiliations perpetrated on the workers of a metalworks plant.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1925
DVD 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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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

Quite the agitprop hootenanny

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Lemming cinema: tragic, brutish, and inexorable.

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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
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
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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