A Gentleman in Moscow Review

A Gentleman in Moscow Review
Ewan McGregor as Count Rostov in A Gentleman in Moscow episode 1, streaming on Paramount+ 2024. Photo Credit: Ben Blackall/Paramount+ With Showtime

This weekend, Paramount+ unveiled its highly-anticipated adaptation of A Gentleman in Moscow.

For those unfamiliar with Amor Toweles’ best-selling novel of the same time, our Gentleman in Moscow is Count Alexander Rostov (Ewan McGregor), who has been placed under house arrest in the opulent Metropol Hotel is Moscow during the Russian Revolution.

What follows is an 8-hour masterpiece as we see the Count navigate a return to his old life, but with a few conditions: he’s unable to leave, and if he does its death. As he leaves behind his well-accustomed suite to traverse the hotel, he happens across the hotel’s drafty attic. He might be confined to the walls of the hotel, but it’s not all bad with the free meals and board.

The Count befriends Nina (Alexa Goodall), an inquisitive young girl, and Anna Urbanova (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a self-made film actress. Also rounding out the cast is Sofia (Billie Gadson and Beau Gadson), and a friend from college Mishka Fyodorovich Mindich (Feninti Balogun).

It’s all lavish sets and dazzling costumes with Ewan McGregor at his most compelling. With a fine calibre of supporting cast, the series is a much-watch drama.

A Gentleman in Moscow is sure to be considered one of 2024’s most prestigious dramas.

5 Stars

The first episode of A Gentleman in Moscow is now available on Paramount+ with new episodes weekly until May 17.


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