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Light From the East Review

  • Release Date: May 11, 2006
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 13 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Filmed Play, History, Politics & Government, Social History, Theater
  • Director:Amy Grappell

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    57

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    Mostly the film is a testament to the egomania of the theater: despite what's going on around them, these actors can't see just how minor their modest project really is.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Village Voice Joshua Land

    Grappell implicitly uses the juxtaposition with the martyred Kurbas to gauge her commitment to her own art. Light From the East drinks freely from the triumphalist cup of the glasnost era.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Joe Leydon

    Generates genuine suspense as it follows a group of American actors in the former Soviet Union during a fateful period of the Perestroika era.

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  • See all Light From the East reviews at Metacritic.com

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