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The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights. (imdb)

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Date User Score
May 22 burakc burakc
70 37%
May 20 tarr
72 44%
May 05 normatic normatic
80 82%
Apr 13 benrad
65 32%
Apr 01 larmor
80 68%
I just love Eisenstein's direction, with his long beautifully lit still shots and his editing consisting of skewed zooms. There's a lot to say about the nationalist agenda of the movie and the portrayal of Russian leaders as brave soldiers, but the accusations of jingoism are misguided as the Russians in this movie are only defending themselves, when jingoism is based on an aggressive foreign policy. Spoiler: they even release the German foot soldiers at the end.
Mar 12 RavynLoony RavynLoony
77 89%
Mar 03 Pickle_Man
90 77%
"Nazis! I hate these guys."//-Sergei 'Indiana' Eisenstein//Blatant propaganda, but who cares?
Feb 17 coldesser
90 94%
Jan 07 M-B-M
8 94%
Jan 02 rafalko6
60 30%
Dec 31, 2017 Kayyum Kayyum
80 87%
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
40 15%
Dec 08, 2017 CMWL
1 0%
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
50 26%
Nov 23, 2017 njm1211
94 68%
Oct 29, 2017 FrancoZero FrancoZero
13 57%
Oct 26, 2017 bybrt bybrt
85 87%
Oct 02, 2017 Maaxwell Maaxwell
75 67%
Near-overpowering jingoism renders Alexander Nevsky as one-dimensional as would be expected of any Stalin-era production, but this never diminishes the immense scale and spectacle of Eisenstein's propagandist epic. At the film's centre is one of cinema's most memorable battle sequences, which makes the very best of some smart camera techniques, a rousing score and the forced but expressive acting for a spectacularly satisfying dose of medieval warfare.
Sep 29, 2017 izwt936g
31 27%
Sep 29, 2017 Sacit
80 62%
Sep 21, 2017 xacviant
72 31%
Eisenstein's propagandistic tale of the 13th-century Russian hero (Nikolai Cherkasov) who defeated the Teutonic Knights has many merits; a brilliant score by Prokofiev, a stunning battle sequence which remains exciting even today, and superb cinematography throughout. But outside of that sequence it's pretty rough going at times, with a weak, thin script, one-dimensional characters, and a surprisingly uneven sense of pacing. Worth at least one viewing for any serious buff, but probably only one.
Sep 07, 2017 turand
82 38%
Aug 23, 2017 cet1412
58 42%
Aug 18, 2017 EveAngel
70 58%
Aug 08, 2017 rafaelbastos rafaelbastos
88 69%
Aug 02, 2017 whataboutit
90 74%
Jul 27, 2017 Batty Batty
90 92%
Jul 15, 2017 dean_
8 56%
Jun 20, 2017 Philosofem
71 53%
Jun 16, 2017 xmoffx xmoffx
5 87%
Jun 12, 2017 AHP
65 21%
May 30, 2017 aymansousa aymansousa
50 35%
May 25, 2017 ABCoskun ABCoskun
85 65%
May 23, 2017 kubricksucks kubricksucks
80 69%
May 18, 2017 sakaerka sakaerka
72 26%
May 15, 2017 Argion21 Argion21
78 55%
May 12, 2017 A-lex
85 70%
Apr 30, 2017 Phil_Clowns Phil Clowns
63 28%
Mar 20, 2017 8505144
84 74%
Feb 24, 2017 Panunzio
75 62%
Feb 22, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
72 85%
Feb 06, 2017 Buff
40 43%
Feb 01, 2017 mericsenyuz
70 48%
Jan 22, 2017 Robert Frost
77 13%
Jan 14, 2017 mjbreuer
76 67%
Jan 09, 2017 leemarvins
87 92%
Dec 31, 2016 tom_bb5
78 75%
Dec 01, 2016 kupfertj
75 60%
Nov 29, 2016 Malcym
6 51%
Nov 21, 2016 theobabis theobabis
10 0%
Nov 21, 2016 flashland
70 69%
Nov 17, 2016 Mr.Blumfeld
70 43%
Nov 16, 2016 Ronin22
66 77%
Oct 19, 2016 jerrywarton
69 68%
Sep 27, 2016 bejonsson bejonsson
85 61%
Aug 27, 2016 NickP
70 56%
Jul 10, 2016 BadCosmonaut BadCosmonaut
7 86%
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
90 69%
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
60 36%
Jun 07, 2016 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
36 66%
May 22, 2016 omeraksy omeraksy
86 90%
May 04, 2016 hishhism hishhism
85 92%
Apr 15, 2016 iskandar
9 86%
Apr 09, 2016 Damirageir Damirageir
56 76%
Mar 25, 2016 Chrysophylax
85 84%
Feb 27, 2016 LordCouture
69 71%
Feb 19, 2016 CosmicMonkey CosmicMonkey
55 13%
As a piece of Anti-fascist, Anti-Church, Anti-Bourgeois, Pro-Military, Nationalist Propaganda it's phenomenal; but as a piece of art and entertainment viewed through a modern lens it's pretty atrocious. There's repetitive, boring scenes, sound design years behind what Hollywood was making at the time, cardboard characters with no development, and a script so over-the-top in it's message and tone that it actually becomes laughably bad at times.
Feb 05, 2016 kennardjon
78 68%
Jan 29, 2016 guycalledtom
70 35%
Jan 13, 2016 Lepuppy7 Lepuppy7
6 35%
Jan 12, 2016 tommy_leazaq
59 63%
Jan 09, 2016 glumpy99 glumpy_99
83 56%
Jan 08, 2016 Magmadiver Magmadiver
85 71%
Dec 15, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
39 81%
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
73 48%
Dec 11, 2015 maksler maksler
67 35%
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
70 66%
Nov 14, 2015 EmeraldGuard EmeraldGuard
30 6%
Heavy-handed anti-Catholic communist propaganda depicting medieval Russia's stuggle against the (who else?) sadistic Germans. Will give it some points for style, sets, and costumes, though the action scenes and music during the final battles are laughable.
Oct 18, 2015 jpmarchant
86 19%
Oct 15, 2015 anandare
70 20%
Oct 13, 2015 Niska Niska
47 88%
Sep 16, 2015 LRibeiro
60 11%
Sep 09, 2015 FullHD
66 60%
Sep 02, 2015 WulfstanLee
100 94%
Aug 01, 2015 GRouleau
89 92%
Jul 26, 2015 REDO1 REDO1
80 70%
Jul 18, 2015 caijayv
70 79%
Jul 16, 2015 SleepTight
75 79%
Jul 16, 2015 thirdeye42
77 76%
Jul 14, 2015 Sane
53 22%
Jul 01, 2015 Lonewolf2003
70 38%
Jun 25, 2015 simajudas simajudas
79 84%
Jun 24, 2015 dcatcher dcatcher
75 84%
Jun 24, 2015 RodopLu
68 57%
Jun 18, 2015 Dumbwill Dumbwill
70 40%
Jun 01, 2015 fabiovisnadi fabiovisnadi
87 55%
Jun 01, 2015 7thpein 7thpein
78 82%
May 26, 2015 Hennimore
47 4%
May 18, 2015 zetes
100 95%
May 18, 2015 Aylmer
80 76%
May 09, 2015 khanbaliq2
90 74%
Apr 27, 2015 Seethruskin Seethruskin
5 79%
Apr 27, 2015 Darren Darren
89 84%
Apr 24, 2015 si-sak
70 73%
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
90 82%
Mar 27, 2015 Winston4th
88 83%
Mar 01, 2015 10kfilms
87 83%
Feb 08, 2015 Fillmore
76 60%
Feb 05, 2015 ArloJWiley
100 86%
Feb 01, 2015 kharms2
40 8%
Jan 15, 2015 metaller
60 17%
Jan 10, 2015 Caracortada
60 38%
Dec 31, 2014 Fergenaprido Fergenaprido
64 15%
Dec 28, 2014 finansi
60 41%
Dec 01, 2014 Fuentissimo Fuentissimo
28 19%
Nov 29, 2014 mrarn mrarn
32 7%
This is a poorly made propaganda film, it had almost no script. The characters are cartoon like and lack any personality. The battle scenes are built around lots of repetitive hacking.
Nov 21, 2014 preface
1 0%
Nov 20, 2014 gargantua gargantua
81 86%
Nov 08, 2014 LuxNatalis LuxNatalis
62 61%
Sep 09, 2014 StrifeKnot StrifeKnot
67 21%
Aug 11, 2014 firebirdekb
71 71%
Aug 11, 2014 gorandmn
90 68%
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
60 36%
Jul 27, 2014 micmac_ii micmac
64 51%
Jul 06, 2014 sarimsak sarimsak
80 72%
Jul 02, 2014 mihemedo mihemedo
50 23%
Jul 02, 2014 cangogs
79 72%
Jun 21, 2014 Yorick
60 17%
Jun 03, 2014 cayh
80 73%
Jun 01, 2014 themagician
70 44%
May 17, 2014 oenginsu
75 84%
May 06, 2014 blucthulhu
80 78%
Apr 15, 2014 P. Square In
81 80%
Apr 07, 2014 misternose
87 90%
Mar 26, 2014 readingowl
80 49%
Mar 23, 2014 kafkaligula
91 43%
Mar 05, 2014 kakivsjok kakivsjok
90 90%
Feb 25, 2014 arzinger
70 63%
Feb 16, 2014 v_koly
9 86%
As is par for the course with Eisenstein, you're going to get a heaping helping of Communist ideology. However, lurking behind that is a movie that is supremely technically adept, full of great performances and a rousing score. Don't miss it.
Feb 15, 2014 PUNQ
70 96%
The main flaw is that it's characters are very sterile. It doesn't help that the Germans have the coolest helmets ever used in movies! Because the main attraction is that headgear! So I ended up rooting for the wrong team in the battle! And it's that colossal battle that is what this movie is all about. Countless faceless warriors fighting it out with swords, spears and axes. Definitely spectacular! The biggest quality for me was the cinematography. Accompanied by a complimentary soundtrack.
Jan 30, 2014 denpa denpa
4 80%
Jan 27, 2014 PoilKaslei
65 33%
Jan 23, 2014 netsirhc
7 65%
Jan 20, 2014 kubrickvari kubrickvari
89 91%
Jan 11, 2014 Raf Raf
40 21%
Jan 10, 2014 MMAlpha MMAlpha
75 60%
Jan 09, 2014 aurora aurora
83 89%
Dec 31, 2013 medvedis
80 45%
Dec 23, 2013 fact100 fact100
83 92%
Dec 18, 2013 chineyman chineyman
88 95%
Dec 07, 2013 Dicke_Taube
70 60%
Dec 05, 2013 Kisbye
70 32%
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
80 85%
Nov 27, 2013 HVM
70 48%
Nov 16, 2013 Adam_P_D Adam P-D
50 53%
Nov 12, 2013 lisa_ii lisa-
20 41%
a dreary, dry and djingoistic historical epic by the master propagandist sergei eisenstein. his previous works involving communism were at least tolerable politically, maybe because they were more concerned with defense than offense, but the insane patriotism here is too much. also, without the fast-paced montages, it becomes clear how static eisenstein's camera is, making everything rather uninteresting. all points are for the beautiful still photography and some sporadic well-staged tension.
Oct 30, 2013 zoPZ_ii zoPZ!
65 51%
Oct 30, 2013 SickForay SickForay
86 91%
Oct 23, 2013 Auke Briek
80 79%
Oct 21, 2013 filmcricket
88 97%
Oct 20, 2013 gulahgula gulahgula
90 85%
Oct 16, 2013 Pecota Pecota
75 36%
Oct 14, 2013 waddayanuts
63 16%
Sep 18, 2013 aaronwhat aaronwhat
90 79%
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
60 33%
Sep 02, 2013 GrimsChild GrimsChild
70 87%
Aug 16, 2013 monoglot
70 69%
Aug 16, 2013 jjackson80
79 88%
Aug 15, 2013 Bagger Bagger
40 12%
zzzzzzzzzzzzz .... oh that's the famous Ice battle? Thats kind of neat I gu---zzzzzzzzz
Aug 07, 2013 Barkinson
85 96%
Aug 05, 2013 yesh
60 31%
Jul 21, 2013 donquixotic
60 50%
Jul 03, 2013 karamazov karamazov.
33 39%
Remember being fairly bored by this at the time, but I like Prokofiev, obvs. Score might be off.
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
70 47%
Jun 26, 2013 Coheed
65 47%
The stilted moments of drama unfortunately undercut this film's qualities. Even rewatching Nevsky now after many, many years, back at college, have past, it still falters when Eisenstein's silent films were completely succinct, pure cinema. Still, there is a charm to Nevsky, and it's still the creation of Eisenstein, moments where his gifts for visual composition are allowed to shine.
May 25, 2013 kurisu1974 kurisu1974
80 93%
May 24, 2013 Zelos
74 35%
May 24, 2013 escarta escarta
50 21%
Apr 20, 2013 ratedargh ratedargh
60 30%
Despite the narrative flaws, it is a beautifully photographed film. The opening images of skeletons, both human and animal, littering the landscape is chilling. The scenes that rely solely on the images to communicate the film's message are the most effective. Eisenstein definitely shows his skill as a filmmaker but is handcuffed by so many questionable elements that it's merely a good time capsule film; a lesson on technical prowess.
Apr 05, 2013 pekkasusi
7 50%
Mar 25, 2013 aneves
75 42%
Mar 22, 2013 SirRobbie SirRobbie
80 81%
Mar 19, 2013 Toke Za
70 66%
Jan 31, 2013 sergebarber sergebarber
0 18%
Jan 31, 2013 finney28
80 82%
Jan 04, 2013 dormice dormice
80 70%
Dec 30, 2012 alkin_cagin
90 33%
Dec 16, 2012 Carlospro Carlospro
80 78%
Nov 30, 2012 dice dice
75 74%
Oct 23, 2012 Ronin21
90 94%
Oct 12, 2012 filmcave
76 61%
Oct 05, 2012 pjdevitt
82 40%
Oct 02, 2012 LLawliet L Lawliet
85 83%
Sep 06, 2012 nocebo
47 32%
Sep 04, 2012 bob thrillin
84 71%
Aug 25, 2012 DavidThomson
55 31%
Desperately, Sergei needed a film. The authorities offered one last chance, and they gave him a list of subjects. With Russia's delicate political situation in 1937, the friends of Sergei assessed the list more carefully. They opted for the story of Nevsky's defeat of the Germans in the 13th century. Why? asked Sergei. Because no one knows anything about him, said the friends, but it's pro-Russia and anti-Germany. A done deal. I know, it is a masterpiece, but it is a very silly masterpiece.
Aug 07, 2012 mightysparks mightysparks
40 15%
Aug 06, 2012 kristiankarl
90 97%
Aug 01, 2012 lenotchka lenotchka
90 83%
Jul 29, 2012 B_Side B-Side
80 79%
Jul 17, 2012 A_Tarkovsky A. Tarkovsky
30 7%
Jun 19, 2012 ahamel7896 ahamel7896
6 34%
Jun 12, 2012 bumble
8 57%
Jun 11, 2012 JM1138
81 91%
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
65 69%
May 31, 2012 Communicants Communicants
80 73%
May 31, 2012 debaser1985
72 68%
May 18, 2012 Sinemaestro Amadeus
65 20%
May 15, 2012 robbie3012
5 30%
May 14, 2012 Mr_Mocata Mr. Mocata
90 88%
May 09, 2012 dbentien
70 67%
Apr 30, 2012 ratchetfp
95 89%
Apr 30, 2012 ColonelTigh
93 63%
Apr 27, 2012 Ibetolis1 Ibetolis1
88 40%
Apr 21, 2012 nrm4
61 50%
Apr 09, 2012 Andyviews Andyviews
83 67%
I thought the action was good for a propaganda movie. Music was good and those Teutonic Knight costumes were super cool. Bad: it sure is filled with propaganda. We get it, Hitler is evil, Japan is evil, Stalin is good, Religion is for the Bourgeoisie, real men like to fish after a glorious battle.
Mar 05, 2012 guvolefou guvolefou
85 92%
Feb 01, 2012 pzingg
98 96%
Jan 31, 2012 oguzhaners oguzhaners
82 81%
Jan 19, 2012 themadelf66 themadelf66
75 56%
Dec 17, 2011 daffodil907 daffodil907
80 88%
Nov 30, 2011 theyshoot11
88 76%
#232
Nov 22, 2011 TaLeNDiL TaLeNDiL
50 32%
Nov 06, 2011 Zharradan
80 36%
Nov 06, 2011 princhard
97 70%
Oct 19, 2011 Judo_Koala Judo Koala
70 37%
Oct 14, 2011 dead_man dead man
85 62%
Oct 03, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
66 79%
Sep 05, 2011 Joelius
36 50%
An impressive film for it's era although the action is not amazing, it's still grand. The closed captioning is good if you're trying to learn Russian too, because the translation is almost literal.
Sep 04, 2011 Hangarl
80 86%
Aug 28, 2011 pomattovich
88 74%
Aug 26, 2011 MISTER DADE
35 7%
Aug 16, 2011 Rufam Rufam
45 9%
"Alexandre Nevsky" is as historically important as it is lethally boring. Not as visually audacious as Eisenstein's previous alleged classics ("Bronenosets Potyomkin" and "Oktyabr") and containing absolutely zero interesting elements -the plot is borderline, the characters nonexistent and the heavy-handed Russian patriotism distracting, this glorification of a legendary 13th century warrior fills film historians with glee and leaves everyone else yawning.
Aug 03, 2011 lineuphere lineuphere
88 89%
Jul 31, 2011 daystron7
80 90%
Jul 15, 2011 Hushimitzu
83 49%
Jun 23, 2011 close_up close-up
65 53%
May 22, 2011 rant1229 rant1229
79 95%
Apr 21, 2011 RoXoN RoXoN
89 83%
Mar 21, 2011 NRM02
45 20%
Feb 07, 2011 Aliboron
84 50%
Jan 21, 2011 ari
71 65%
Jan 11, 2011 Guilherme_R Guilherme R.
80 0%
Jan 04, 2011 VivaLuis
90 68%
Dec 27, 2010 billkerwin billkerwin
88 78%
Heavy-handed Stalinist propaganda, but the music is great, the costumes and sets are wonderful, and the battle sequences--featuring a goodly percentage of the Soviet army--are simply amazing.
Dec 11, 2010 auhasarderik auhasarderik
6 39%
Dec 09, 2010 Henrik Henrik
80 79%
Dec 03, 2010 stailea
77 25%
Nov 24, 2010 lesintrigant lesintrigant
75 71%
Nov 12, 2010 bentien
70 76%
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