In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly destroying anyone who gets in his way. During this reign of terror, Philip, the superior of the monastery on the Solovetsky Islands, a great scholar and Ivan's close friend, dares to oppose the sovereign's mystical tyranny. What follows is a clash between two completely opposite visions of the world, smashing morality and justice, God and men. A grand-scale film with excellent leading roles by Mamonov and Yankovsky. An allegory of Stalinist Russia
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Brett T (ag) wrote: There is nothing wrong with this movie! Great raunchy, family friendly( if your family is slightly f&@$?d ) fun! Start to finish. Small laughs throughout but definitely some big ones too! Great chemistry from Cranston and Franco!! I say nay to the haters!!!
Yayo V (it) wrote: Did not know about this story. Good documentary to catch. Makes you hate the government and military even more for exploiting their soldiers and lying to their families. Makes you wonder how many cover ups there are to help them promote their own political agenda.
Jani K K (mx) wrote: don't get the hopes high. it's entertaining for all the b-class action movie fans. full of crap and bad camera playing... but after all.. I was entertained. Uncle Dolph just got the skill to do this kind of .. entertainment.
Ida K (ag) wrote: I can see why this movie when straight to DVD. It had some tense moments and some good shooting scenes but was otherwise lacking.
Sherry H (ca) wrote: action/romance = crap, at the end of the day, its still just another ghetto gangbanger B movie. the game is a hidious actor, and rapper.
Simon D (au) wrote: I would guess that this is the one film which Jake Gyllenhall regrets. I can imagine that, on paper, it looked like his type of film where he can play a sad boy with a unique disease with some funny bits in it however, it was made to be a shallow goofball comedy with a typical hollywood story. Thankfully, he survived this.
Martin A (ag) wrote: Technically well shot, but unfortunately suffers from television styled acting. The twist is well... ho hum! I don't really know where they were going with this, an Australian actor with an American accent in an Australian movie which wants to be an American style thriller, strange?
Morpheus O (es) wrote: One of the funniest movies that I have ever seen!
Sarah L (mx) wrote: No way is this a thriller, very poor!!
Nicholas A (br) wrote: A relentlessly brutal and realistic warning of a film, must have scared the country shitless at the time
David J (nl) wrote: Way too loud and crazy. I had a lot of fun, but I felt its a unnecessary sequel.
John R (es) wrote: 170416: Other than the original, a pretty weak franchise. Can't see any reason to ever come back to these films.