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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DVD 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.

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.

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