Ninotchka

Ninotchka
Ninotchka
  • UR
  • 1h 46m
  • 1939
Fresh97%
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Greta Garbo stars as the earnest commissar who proves to be almost immune to champagne, humor--and love--Ninotchka. 1939. When the Soviet government sends three dour diplomats to Paris to sell former Imperial jewels, the gems' former owner, Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire), asks her dapper boyfriend, Count Leon (Melvyn Douglas), to retrieve her property. With Leon's help, the three Soviets quickly succumb to the temptations of Capitalist decadence. To rescue the mission, the Soviets send their most incorruptible operative, Nina Ivanovna Yakushova (Greta Garbo). Now as Count Leon strives to soften the beautiful but seemingly cold-hearted commissar, he's the first to lose his heart--by falling in love with Ninotchka--in this classic romantic comedy.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh97%
Critics Consensus: With Greta Garbo proving her comedy chops in the twilight of her career, Ninotchka is a can't-miss classic.
Reviews
New Yorker
Richard Brody
Fresh

The romantic roundelay, linking fine emotions with fine lingerie, is shadowed by the brutality of...

June 25, 2017
TIME Magazine
Whittaker Chambers
Fresh

This one is neither crude clowning nor crude prejudice, but a literate and knowingly directed sati...

June 22, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

Selection of Ernst Lubitsch to pilot Garbo in her first light performance in pictures proves a bul...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Great, but kids may need historical context.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that kids will need some introduction to the issues behind this enchanting romantic comedy. A few words about the state of the Soviet Union following the revolution and the different ideas of the communists and the capitalists will prepare them.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:October 6, 1939
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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