“All thanks to Herzog’s keen eye at having a continuous fluid flow to the story and his subject’s willingness to lay bare in front of an audience, this is one of the most important documentaries of the year”~Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist
Aroview: Werner Herzog directs this candid documentary based on three interviews with Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union. With fascinating ruminations on the often temporary nature of social and political reform, it's certainly a less energetic outing for Herzog, but no less engaging.
5 stars (Exceptional) Extremely intelligent film. Herzog asks penetrating questions & gets answers which are worth pondering. Gorbachev's loneliness following the early death of his wife Raisa are moving. He was one of the most progressive politicians of the 20thC.~Sandy