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Archangel (2005)

Daniel Craig , Yekaterina Rednikova , Jon Jones  |  NR |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Daniel Craig, Yekaterina Rednikova, Gabriel Macht, Lev Prygunov, Alexey Diakov
  • Directors: Jon Jones
  • Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Robert Harris
  • Producers: Christopher Hall, Jessica Pope, Justin Bodle, Laura Mackie
  • Format: Color, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English, Russian
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Mti Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 7, 2006
  • Run Time: 133 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000I8OOK6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #239,883 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Archangel" on IMDb

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219 of 224 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FROM RUSSIA WITH CRAIG April 3, 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
"Archangel" is a treat for fans of mystery, international intrigue, and the spy genre. Shot in the dead of winter in Russia the film is visually stunning and eye opening to the beauty of the country. Before you watch the film make a big mug of hot chocolate and jump into your "Snuggy" and hunker down in your favorite chair, for I assure you the Russian winter transcends the television screen and will envelop you as you watch the movie.

The story is a complex and dangerous tale involving a race to find the illegitimate son of Stalin. It is a wild idea that somehow seems almost possible and certainly is filled with exciting possibilities as the story unfolds. All involved in this film do their very best to make it work and in the end they succeed.

Daniel Craig is just wonderful in his role as the Dr. Kelso, a bookish expert on Stalin and communist Russia who is drawn into an adventure of a lifetime during a conference in Moscow. Released just a year before "Casino Royale" Mr. Craig shows his range in this early foray into Bond like territory. His performance is as solid to the bone as it is captivating and even at times, moving. He carries the film with ease, and draws another memorable character in his impressive list of credits. .

The only disappointment for me was that "Archangel" being made for British television is not presented in widescreen. If you are a fan of Daniel Craig's you are in for a treat, if you are a fan of adventure, action, and mystery this is a must for your DVD collection
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67 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! February 8, 2007
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A stunning masterpiece with a great cast! A British Professor specializing in Russian history, primarily Stalin, is pulled into a communist plot. Blinded by his love of facts and accurate documentation, the Professor is lured into a mystery surrounding Stalin's past by an old man who claims to have buried a diary that reveals important and unknown truths about the ruthless dictator. The secret turns out to be one that can impact Russia's future. Intent on finding the truth, the Professor, a journalist friend, and a call girl search for the pieces, not realizing that they are being used to further a diabolical plot. The plan unfolds and it may be too late to stop.

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69 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great filming, great acting, fascinating story. February 9, 2007
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This film took me back to Russia. The scenery and characters played true to life. The ugly rows upon rows of apartments, the village homes, the Moscow winter slush, and the beautiful white Russian snow, which seems to hide everything that is wrong and ugly.

I fell in love with Yekaterina Rednikova. She reminded me of some of the wonderful interpreters I had on my many trips to Moscow and the interior. Daniel Craig was lifelike. Just like you or me. (No Schwarzenegger, Pierce Brosnan, or Bruce Willis here). Gabriel Macht was an irritant. A necessary fool.

The story, based on the book by Robert Harris, played up to the world's fascination with Stalin, Hitler and the like. Okay, but not as good as Snow Wolf by Glenn Meade. The movie played up to my fascination with Russia and its people. I was not disappointed.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great action movie. July 31, 2008
Format:DVD
Archangel is a well written and finely acted action thriller. A lot like a "National Treasure" for adults. Fast paced and with enough real history to make it interesting. With all the plot twists fitted together making it easy to enjoy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Probably banned in Russia November 8, 2006
By pareto
Format:DVD
This movie exposes (to those who were unaware) the unhappy fact that Stalin is still very popular in Russia, that mighty empire which has lived by murder and theft for hundreds of years. The Boys from Brazil was not credible. Very few Germans long for the "good old Hitler days." Alas, opinion polls show that a large chunk of Russians do wish for the return of good old Joe. This movie was largely shot in the free Baltic state of Latvia. It shows how bold the Balts are to allow this poke in the eye of the "great Russian nation" to be shot in their country. Even more so since Latvia has a large and agressive group of retired Soviet civil servants who have decided to retire there. If you liked the "Boys from Brazil," give this one a look. No Gregory Peck or Laurence Olivier, but a very good cast indeed.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Ghost of Stalin June 21, 2010
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ARCHANGEL (2005) Directed by Jon Jones Based on the novel by Robert Harris

Starring Daniel Craig and Avtandil Makharadze as Joseph Stalin.

A Harvard historian, in Post Soviet Moscow for a historian convention, is approached by the last surviving Russian to have witnessed the death of Joseph Stalin and is soon hot upon the trail of what appears to be the lost Diary of the Communist monster.

He soon.......to his utter horror.........learns that he is mistaken and the secret he is pursuing is one that could have catastrophic consequences for Russia.........and then the world.

Without giving too much away, the film is very similar to THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL only sans the Science Fiction/horror elements.

However one is not at all reticent to give away that this a surprisingly(considering the year, subject matter and star) excellent film in nearly every respect. It is superbly directed with a solid sense of pace. The dialogue is very good. The acting is mostly extremely good. The fellow playing Stalin could be better. The usually constipated Craig's presence does not muck it up since his character is not especially proactive and really a sort of witness to all that transpires so it makes no real difference what he does or how well or not Craig plays his part.

What makes the film truly exceptional is its handling of history. The picture is entirely comfortable with its subject and this is the type of movie---where in spite of being fictional---gives its audience a workable knowledge of the history involved without being didactic and more.......using the history to add to the suspense and power of the story. There is even a scene where someone wonders why knowing history is important and is promptly told why.........
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product
Good movie.
Published 15 days ago by Ernest E. Logan
5.0 out of 5 stars Stalin's rage on the next generation
Great story. Daniel Craig's performance was excellent. Fascinating screen play. Easy to follow the drama. Well worth adding to one's collection.
Published 6 months ago by Ronald N Calabro
1.0 out of 5 stars Blah!
What a waste of a good effort by the whole cast! Solid acting.
The script was good right up until the end, and then it went to h***. Read more
Published 13 months ago by MF
3.0 out of 5 stars Writing 'Not Enough' in the margins
I remember coming across the novel in Barnes and Noble, and it appeared to be quite long....when I came across this version I'd thought it could help save me the trouble. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Peter C. Krieger
4.0 out of 5 stars Stalin LIVES!
Great Action and Photography. Suspenseful and a review of History.
Shot on location,in the dead of winter in Russia
Surprise ending
Published 14 months ago by P. Pranis
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth watching, but fell short of my expectations.
I'm a Daniel Craig fan and had great expectations for this movie. However, the script and the supporting actors fell a bit short. Read more
Published 15 months ago by George M.
4.0 out of 5 stars diferent
who doesnt like Damiel Craig no matter what he is in------this was interesting and i have not seen many of his earlier films
Published 16 months ago by Anthony F. Winkler
5.0 out of 5 stars Archangel
I think Daniel Craig is a wonderful actor, and I like all his movies. A very unusual film, and maybe believable? Also liked Dream House very much
Published 16 months ago by sonny
5.0 out of 5 stars Great condition for a used DVD
One of the few movies from the entertainment industry to deal with Stalin and his crimes. Most are obsessed with Hitler or promoting leftist propaganda in today's environment. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Glenn Hubbard
3.0 out of 5 stars Its okay
Didn't quite like it but watched as I had the dvd. It was okay to watch nothing spectacular. Dialogue hard to understand. I will need to watch it again.
Published 19 months ago by Sydney
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