Tzar (2009)

The true story of one of Russia's most tyrannical leaders is given a new screen adaptation in this historical drama from director Pavel Lounguine. In the 16th century, Tsar Ivan IV (Pyotr Mamonov) had already gained the nickname… More

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Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter

Both spectacular and pious, "Tsar" positions itself between Sergei Eisenstein's "Ivan the Terrible" and Andrei Tarkovsky's "Andrei Rublev," though without their originality and inspiration.

Derek Elley

Despite handsome production values and rich, atmospheric lensing by Clint Eastwood regular Tom Stern, this is a heavy meal to digest outside the fest arena.

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Allan Hunter
Screen International

Tsar is likely to remain merely an intriguing but far from satisfying footnote to the Eisenstein classic Ivan The Terrible.

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