“Bliss out the next on the delirium that is Faust the latest from Alexander Sokurov
(“Russian Ark”). An eccentric interpretation of the Goethe play, “Faust” is mesmerizing, at times predictably if divertingly bewildering and beautiful, with images that burn into your memory...”
- Manohla Dargis, NEW YORK TIMES
“Simply wondrous. Like so many Bruegels, Boschs, Vermeers, and Rembrandts come to life. It is so lush, so exhilarating that it almost exhausts you.”
- Joumane Chahine, FILM COMMENT
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“Russia’s leading and most controversial filmmaker! Faust is a free and borderline- freaky adaptation of the soul-selling classic.” - Richard Corliss, TIME
“There are some films that make you cry, there are some films that make you laugh, and there are some films that change you forever after you see them; and this is one of them.”
- Darren Aronofsky, filmmaker and 2011 Venice Film Festival jury president
"***** Cranky, wild and visionary...It’s a rude, lewd take on a classic. Irresistible.”
- Nigel Andrews, FINANCIAL TIMES
“A memorable adaption of the diabolic classic...
a sense-scrambling work that conjures images of incredible potency.”
- Kevin Harley, TOTAL FILM
“Forget Marlowe, Goethe, Gounod and Murnau, or rather lay them aside, since the idiosyncratic helmer adds his own spin on the classic legend...undeniably impressive!”
- Jay Weissberg, VARIETY