Entertainment Weekly Says ‘Red Army’ Is 10th Best Film of the Year

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Posted July 17, 2015

It’s not often any of us open the pages of Entertainment Weekly and see anything about hockey, but Gabe Polsky’s documentary “Red Army,” about the rise of the Soviet team through the eyes of hockey legend Slava Fetisov (with a cameo by Alex Ovechkin!), earned well deserved praise from this magazine. In its July 24th issue (that future-date-on-the-magazine trick still fools us, doesn’t it?), the magazine put the film on its “2015’s 10 Best Films So Far” list, which includes “Inside Out” as its No. 1, and other documentaries like ‘Amy’ about Amy Winehouse and “Cobain: Montage of Heck.”

After Fetisov’s remarks back in May that suggest he’d prefer his countrymen stay in the Mother Russia until they’re 28 before leaving for the NHL, the film’s hero can now be viewed as a hypocrite, kind of like learning Atticus Finch is a member of the Ku Klux Klan or something. But whatever. It’s still a great film and To Kill a Mockingbird is still a great book, and no magazine nor high school English class should discredit that with further information.

Buy Red Army on DVD.