The Trotsky

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Released 2009

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Director:
Jacob Tierney
Released:
2009
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Official selection of 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. In this oddball comedy, high school student Leon Bronstein claims to be the reincarnation of 20th Century Soviet hero Leon Trotsky and is determined to bring new meaning to "Student Union".

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  • 75

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Stephen Cole

    The Trotsky goes down easily and, for what it's worth, is better mannered than most contemporary youth comedies.

  • 60

    Variety

    Both cartoonish and cerebral, and studded with in-jokes referencing multicultural life in "la belle ville" and classic cinema, the colorful pic stretches its premise a bit thin ove...

  • 40

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    The Trotsky runs 20 minutes too long and several rungs above the head of its target audience. And though Mr. Baruchel can be very funny in small doses -- a slacker sidekick in "Kno...

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    Comedy

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    Satire, Politics, Independent