Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Moscow on the Hudson

A saxophone player bears the suppression of daily life in Moscow until the circus he works for tours in New York City and he finds himself making an unplanned defection in Bloomingdale's. Moscow on the Hudson features Robin Williams in top form surrounded by wonderful troupe of unknowns. Paul Mazursky's socially conscious film works best in its obersavtions, whether examining day-to-day life in communist Russia or the immigrant experience, but it tries to hard to editorialize and comes off as less clever than it thinks it is.
*** out of ****