This exhilarating documentary chronicles Mikhail Khodorkovsky's transformation from a self-proclaimed socialist to a fully realized capitalist - also recounting the stunning turn of events that made him one of world's most famous political prisoners. Weaving together in-depth interviews (including the first on-camera exchange with Khodorkovsky since his arrest), archival material, and stylized computer-animated reenactments, Tuschi shows us a man who embodies the paradox that is modern Russia.
- Cyril Tuschi
Though the PR bit is right on, Khodorkovsky goes some way toward questioning the guilt.Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice, 11.29.2011
It's a perfect fit for the blend of Greek tragedy, spaghetti Western and judicial farce that defines business and politics in the New Russia.Ella Taylor, NPR, 12.02.2011
"Khodorkovsky" is a curious and admirable documentary, the product of one filmmaker's inability to let go of a story.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 02.23.2012
The visually snazzy film has stark, ominous, mostly black-and-white computer-animated sequences depicting Mr. Khodorkovsky's initial arrest.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 11.29.2011