One of the worst films I have ever seen. Doctor Zhivago is basically the answer to the question "what if we made Gone With the Wind, except during the Russian Revolution?" The problem is, Gone With the Wind is another bloated, amply-budgeted, and ultimately terrible movie people seem mysteriously to be fond of. The knock-off cannot but be even worse than the original. I am actually fascinated by why movies like this are considered "classics" and not enormous wastes of…
Structurally this movie is a mess (Scarlett Johansson's character's plot goes nowhere) and the ending is extremely unsatisfying. But unlike some other lesser Coen Brothers' movies (I am looking at you, Burn After Reading) this movie has some genuinely funny moments and an off-kilter style.