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The Luzhin Defence

PG-13 In Theaters 04/20/2001 , 108min.
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Critic score based on 26 reviews

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Entertainment Weekly
Fine candy for mind and eye. Full Review
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
When the film sticks with the eccentric comedy of a highborn woman attracted to a preoccupied genius, it works splendidly. When it strays into melodrama, it is as ill-equipped as Luzhin. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
Moves with fluidity and ease through brisk opening conventions to a perfectly poised and balanced endgame. Full Review
Derek Elley
A smoothly made period romancer that's elevated by strong playing from its whole cast, led by John Turturro and Emily Watson as the starstruck lovers. Full Review
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
Falls short of being totally absorbing and compelling. Full Review

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