Sputnik

2020

Horror / Sci-Fi

45
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 89%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 1,263

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Russian 2.0
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113 min
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Russian 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
113 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mrtomberry 7 / 10 / 10

For those confused at ending

For those confused by the ending including some of the other reviews: The child adopted at the end of the film (the cosmonaut's son) is not the child seen in the orphanage throughout the film. Those scenes are flashbacks to Tanya when she was a child and thus the link between the running shoes in the box and the focus on the running shoes she unpacks when she arrives at the institute. The young Tanya's problems with walking presumably also linked to the scar seen on adults Tanya's back indicative of spinal surgery.

Reviewed by siderite 6 / 10 / 10

Very good slow burn Russian scifi

I am happy to see that Russian scifi films are finally moving towards the Russian scifi literature that I loved so much as a child. This is a wonderful little gem, a Russian version of Life, but with more focus on the people and less on the special effects and action scenes. Not perfect, mind you, but so far the best Russian science fiction film I've seen them make recently. And the special effects were very good, too, which makes the decision to keep them in the background so much more laudable. The weakest link is the main character, unfortunately, who does things that make little sense for a scientist. Yet her contribution is not that of a character, but as a carrier of the audience, so what she does is really not that relevant. I hope Russian cinema will start bringing back the intellectual slow burn story, the civilian scientists that have to solve problems without relying on strength or weapons, but on their own thinking.

Reviewed by screechy_jim-92009 6 / 10 / 10

The second half needs remaking

This movie starts off well enough with an intriguing, if a little slow account of the aftermath of a Russian space craft's return to earth. There is a good deal of suspense throughout the movie and its well acted and reasonably well directed. The problems stem from the failing plot that surfaces about an hour into the screenplay where the focus shifts from the extraterrestrial and scientific aspect of the events, to one of inter-Soviet self interest, coupled with professional ambition, deceit and posturing. This is all done fairly badly and is incongruous with the preceding story line. The result is a sudden and very disjointed feeling from what was a quite immersive film experience. I'm not sure why this was done, but I suspect it was a foolish attempt to add depth and dimension to a plot that really needed something quite spectacular to successfully bring it to conclusion given the topic at hand. Though this isn't Alien, or anything like a number of other titles involving extraterrestrial or extraordinary beings unwittingly coming to be present normal life, It is s subject that has been breached numerous occasions, and finding a unique path for development which is successful isn't always easy. Here, the plot becomes messy, the scenes and dialog delusive, and progression of the story becomes dependant and the characters making unrealistic decisions, poor choices, and atypical behaviour. I definitely liked it initially, but sadly I began rolling my eyes with the later developments and by the end I was fairly disappointed with what really should have been a good film. Old Hollywood films always had romance in them. It didn't matter if it was a Spy film, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Thriller or some other genre. There was always some romantic subplot thrown in for good measure. This movie had aspects of this dated approach included for reasons I can only guess, and the results made it feel stilted and hackneyed, especially because it was done so obtusely. I can't recommend it in all honesty, though I think a six is a fair enough score given it did have some good aspects.

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