The Mirror
The Mirror (1975)

Andrei Tarkovsky's reminiscence of life as a child in Russia during World War II focuses on a youngster whose search for a cure for his stuttering problem leads him to a hypnotist. Juxtaposing scenes of daily life with pivotal moments… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 21, 2000
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James F. Clarity
New York Times

Mirror, a new film by Andrei Tarkovsky, the controversial and unorthodox Soviet director, is delighting, puzzling, disaping serious Muscovite movie enthusiasts.

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Emanuel Levy

Made in the tradition of Resnais and Bergman, The Mirror, Tarkovsky's personal meditation about his childhood, scandalized Soviet authorities with its self-reflexive tone and poetic visual style.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Tarkovsky shoots for the moon and for the most part succeeds in trying to make his personal story also a lesson in political art.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's an awesomely simple idea, and yet hugely complex.

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Cole Smithey

Cinema as art as cinema as art.

Jeremy Heilman

This is the sort of film that starts you off without a net and leaves you to find your own footing.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It is a film that is difficult to adequately describe -- and one I believe is impossible to process in one sitting.

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Dan Jardine

One of Tarkovsky's most impenetrable films, it nonetheless left me staggered and awestruck.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Exquisite picture from start to finish, I found myself thoroughly captivated by this picture. Tarkovsky uses images and atmosphere to really tell a compelling… More
Bob O'Reilly
A beautifully poetic and enigmatic Tarkovsky art film. It's either his greatest masterpiece or his greatest head-scratcher. Maybe both. Utterly… More
Bruce Bruce
SO bad I turned it opff after 40 Min . 1/2 star
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Mirror" is an intriguing but not terribly coherent film from Andrei Tarkovsky.(If anybody knows what Yuri Zhary(Yuri Sventisov)… More
Stella Dallas
a gorgeous piece about time and memory, very densely layered. don't think too much is my advice. i prefer it over tarkovsky's other films. tho… More
Ivan Descartin
Coming into Andrei Tarkovsky's "Zerkalo" with only "Stalker" in my 'already watched' list, I was caught by its… More