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Come and See
After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet Army and experiences the horrors of World War II.
Jesus Christ. On second thought, let's not send 13 year olds to war.
This is one of the most powerful war films I've ever seen. I've had a pretty great upbringing thus far in life and I've never personally experienced an atrocity so it's hard to relate or make judgements on how this compares to the real thing. Some movies do a good job of capturing what war can be like. From what I read, films like Saving Private Ryan, Jarhead, Black Hawk Down (in parts), Apocalypse Now, have some scenes that ring true with veterans. This movie is uncomparable to those in more ways than one. This movie sets a new standard in making war seem like hell. A…
Come and See is a film I find almost impossible to review. Describing watching a film as an 'experience' often detracts from the quality of the piece, but going by the profound effect the film had on me I really feel no other word can do it justice.
World War 2 films often seem to fall victim to Hollywood romanticism and sensationalism and while that certainly has some appeal, I always prefer my war films on the grimmer side. Grim and bleak is something the Russians do really well and combined with the atrocities that occurred during WW2 in Belarus, what we are presented with is one of the most disturbing and confrontational studies of the devastating effects of war…
One of the more upsetting experiences I've had in a long time, and a true document of evil so disturbing, only human beings could fathom such horror. The fact everything on screen actually occurred on my planet is proof we're doomed as a species...eventually, maybe not in our lifetime.
Come and See tore apart my emotions so much that I started crying in the last fifteen minutes. It's the last thing I expected to happen while watching a war film but I guess it's more than that. The entire film felt real to me in every way. I feel upset, disgusted and angry right now. I almost feel bad about giving it a five star rating because of the content involved but a film hasn't made me feel this way in a damn long time.. if ever! This film is going to stay in my memory for a long time.
A soul shattering look at the war through the eyes of a young boy Florya Gaishun whom would soon see his innocence ripped to shreds before his very eyes and leave him a shattered shell of his former self!
The audience bearing witness to the horrible atrocities and complete and utter devastation does not walk away unscathed!
Aleksey Kravchenko performance was so incredibly real, so powerful it left a lasting mark!
Malditos Nazis enfermos.
Maldita pelicula enferma.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I can't tell if I've eased up on my ranking scale or I'm just watching better films. Either way, Come and See was remarkable to behold, despite the fact I couldn't watch the entire thing consecutively (because I was interrupted not because it was too disturbing).
Considering the content - brutal depictions of war, villages being burned, families being slaughtered - I didn't find Come and See particularly difficult to watch. It was disturbing and severe, but so well presented that it was also engrossing.
Actually, I think the ideal term to classify Come and See would be haunting. We watch as a young boy is slowly transformed by the war and the things he sees. At first he is…
Definitely not a bad movie to watch, but it is very hard to make it through the whole thing, what with all the atrocities presented.
I'm not sure I "enjoyed" Come and See as much as I endured it. That's not to say the film is inept or uninvolving. Far from it. Rather, Come and See captures with rigor and terror the gross inhumanity, absurdity, and horror of war, and does so without reference to a belief in some kind of transcendent heroism underlying it all. In that regard, watching Come and See is sort of a rebuke to work like Spielberg's Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan. Both of those films capture some of the same horror and revulsion, to be sure, but ultimately belie those feelings by arguing for Schindler's bravery and sacrifice and Captain Miller's nobility and compassion. Come and See has no room for those finer feelings, and wrenches away any such respite from its viewers. It's an amazing film, and one that I hope to return to again.
March Around The World 2015 Challenge - Belarus
A true "horrors of war" film, Come and see follows a 13 year old boy through his conscription into the Soviet partisan forces to fight the Germans in WW2. Not a fun time, to say the least, but well made. Some of the scenes are fantastic - particularly the "Hitler" sequence near the end.
A monster, emotionally. As a film, it comes close to perfection. As an experience it is something truly profound and necessary.
What a shame that this film has no Blu-Ray release. Then again, who would be man enough to open that seal and confront this experience in high-definition?
best war film ever.
makes saving private ryan, full metal jacket and apocalypse now seem like entertaining granddad stories told after dinner. (well maybe in apocalypse nows case it would be an entertaining war story told by your lsd addicted uncle after dinner)
come and see dumps entertainment in a ditch like a dead hooker. this is about the effects of war and how it destroys villages, families and innocence. there is no happiness in this film.
its a non stop barrage of Russian symbolism, grim Russian weather, nasty Nazis and dead cows.
depressing cinema at its best.
In my experience, war films tend to either wallow or romanticize. Each of these tendencies put me off no matter how good a film happens to be.
I was apprehensive about watching this film because I figured it would fall into the "wallow" column pretty easily, as I had read some reviews on here and skimmed over its IMDB page.
I am so glad to have gone against my better judgment.
This film is immense, terrifying, hypnotic, etc.
I won't say anything more because I simply can not do it justice.
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