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Disappointing, 5 December 2011
This movie's History Channel style of editing, production and scoring
cheapen an otherwise riveting story. And while the Soviet Union is
rightly portrayed as the imperial aggressor for its murderous response
to the Hungarian uprising of 1956, there is little effort to place the
narrative in any meaningful context outside a kind of generic idea of
freedom. It's hard not to interpret this oversimplification of history
as unwitting agitprop for an unstated purpose. But more than this, and
to reiterate, there's no need to dumb down and dress up history with
crappy canned TV docudrama music, misleading editing, and cheesy
graphics. If a story is good, let it tell itself and you won't have to
pasteurize it for the masses.