Evilenko

"Grim"

Evilenko Review


Why change the name of a real-life bad guy, A. R. Cikatilo, who killed and ate some 50 children in a Cold War-era U.S.S.R.? Why, so you can change it to Evilenko, which still sounds Russian but has the word "evil" in it. As played by Malcolm McDowell, the aging school teacher-cum-murderer is suitably, almost stereotypically, creepy, but the movie he's asked to buttress comes off as cold and irrelevant. The hotshot detective on the case isn't so much an investigator as a sleepwalker. More than anything, his lazy inquisition (and McDowell's banal defense: impotence) reminds us why communism didn't work out for the Russians.


Evilenko

Facts and Figures

Run time: 111 mins

In Theaters: Friday 16th April 2004

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

IMDB: 6.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: David Grieco

Producer: Mario Cotone

Starring: as Andrej Romanovic, as Vadim Timurovic Lesiev, as Aron Richter

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