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The Russian Five (2019)

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The true story of how the Detroit Red Wings ended a 42 year Stanley Cup drought by going behind the Iron Curtain to get Russian hockey players, assembling the first all 5-man Russian unit in NHL history and learning a thing or two about seeing past each other's differences along the way.

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

This is foremost a study in team building and hockey tactics, and we get an abundance of ice time, much of it energizing to watch.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

One of the most dramatic and emotional of sports stories gets the expert film it deserves in "The Russian Five," a documentary that is moving in ways you won't see coming.

May 4, 2019 | Full Review…

The film weaves enough social, political and personal themes into its mix to make it interesting even for those who mainly think of "hockey puck" as a Don Rickles insult.

May 1, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a story fans already know well, but "The Russian Five" lays it out in a compelling, easily digestible fashion. And it shows how without a major assist from Russia, Detroit would have never become Hockeytown.

March 22, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

For all of us who can never get enough hockey, count me in, 'The Russian Five' is an incredibly enjoyable film.

June 11, 2019 | Full Review…

At its heart, The Russian Five is a sports story, but you don't have to be a hockey fan to appreciate its impact.

June 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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