Meeting Gorbachev2019

Meeting Gorbachev (2019)




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Rising from a farm boy to become President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev brought about changes that helped end the Cold War, toppled the USSR, enabled the reunification of Germany and transformed the world forever.


Critic Reviews for Meeting Gorbachev

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

"Meeting Gorbachev," though consistently engaging, is less a fireworks display than a fireside chat, and so feels curiously like an opportunity missed.

September 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Herzog's film may not be the final word on Gorbachev, but it is affectionate and candid and leaves audiences in a melancholy mood about the sometimes short-lived nature of reform.

September 6, 2018 | Full Review…

It's ultimately because of Gorbachev's seeming unwillingness to fit the director's usual mold that Meeting Gorbachev is able to become such a different and engaging bio-doc.

September 4, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Herzog has a knack for extracting pithy, poetic responses from his subjects, but here he outdoes himself.

September 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a compelling piece of portraiture, clearly done from a place of admiration and respect.

September 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Still, Herzog is quite correct in his characterization when he cites the Greek concept of kairos: the right man for the right moment.

September 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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