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Battleship Potemkin

3 Ratings: 2.3
A movie directed by Sergei Eisenstein

Sergei Eisenstein's film of the famed Odessa revolt has been one of the landmarks of cinema since its release. Commissioned by the government to commemorate the failed uprising of 1905, it's without stars or even actors in the usual sense, exemplifying … see full wiki

Tags: Movies, Foreign Films, Silent Movies, 1920s Movies, Sergei Eisenstein
Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 1925
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about Battleship Potemkin
review by . August 01, 2009
Battleship Potemkin is a celluloid masterpiece. The direction of Eisenstein is truly a sight. The film chronicles a ship of disgruntled sailors who are tired of being mistreated by their superior officers.   Eventually, the sailors finally have enough of the abuse and send the officers packing.   The sailors decide to spread the message of revolt elsewhere  raising the ire of the local government who tries to crush it with an iron fist.      During this …
review by . July 07, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Historical significance, the famous Odessa Step sequence      Cons: Everything else      The Bottom Line: Historically significant, for history fans, not for casual viewers.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals everything about the movie''s plot.      Normally I can try to view an older film through a different set of mental lenses and filters. I could not find a way to do this for the classic The Battleship …
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