When you hear the name Sergei Eisenstein you think of masterpieces like Battleship Potemkin (1925), Strike (1925), and Ivan The Terrible, Parts I and II (1944, 1958). October doesn’t hold a candle to those films. Sure it is a cut above the rest with its great montage, but the rest of the film needs some serious work. The story we already know from history, the Bolsheviks revolt and overthrow the Tsarist government. However, the film rarely gives you a sense of the chronological order of the events of the October revolution. Also, the film lacks a sense of space so that were left with nothing but disconnected sequences. Basically, I think the film is a mess. I believe it only made it onto TSPDT’s list because of the big name attached to it. I am not going to say skip this film, but do yourself a favor and see Eisenstein’s, and other great director’s, masterpieces first before going to this 2nd class film.