The Luzhin Defence Reviews

The Luzhin Defence Review
by Jon Popick
The Big Game - it's a clichť that's used in just about every sports flick. The best films about competition are usually about something else besides the contest, especially when they involve sports that aren't exciting enough to build an entire story...more

The Luzhin Defence Review
by Steve Rhodes (Rating: 3/4)
"Nine thousand, two hundred and sixty-three days, four hours and five minutes," that's precisely how long it has been since Alexander Luzhin (John Turturro) started playing chess, and he's the kind of guy who doesn't lose count. Alexander, played...more

The Luzhin Defence Review
by Dennis Schwartz (Rating: C-)
LUZHIN DEFENCE, THE (director: Marleen Gorris; screenwriters: Peter Berry/based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov; cinematographer: Bernard Lutic; editor: Michael Reichwein; cast: John Turturro (Luzhin), Emily Watson (Natalia), Geraldine James (mother...more

The Luzhin Defence Review
by edwin jahiel
THE LUZHIN DEFENCE (UK, 2000) ** 3/4 Directed by Marleen Gorris. Written by Peter Berry, based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov. Photography, Bernard Lutic. Editing, MichaŽl Reichwein. Production design, Tony Burrough. Music, Alexandre Desplat....more