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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.
"And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him."
And hell followed. If there is one film that portrays hell most accurately, this is it. Smoke and blood and fire, where devils wear uniforms, cheering around a bonfire of human corpse, certainly not a place for a snot nosed kid like Florya. Ah, but the boy was still so naive, believed that the "war" was calling for him. Hence he picked up a rifle and marched towards it, or so he thought. Little did he know, it…
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!
Elem Klimov's Come and See is beautiful, bold, brilliant, and uniformly stunning in just about every regard. It is also horrifying, terrifying, sickening, and utterly appalling. This tour de force of a film can be labeled and described endlessly, but nothing prepares you for the experience of being dragged through the foul depths of depravity. Above all else, Come and See is necessary and essential. It must be seen at least once in your lifetime.
Come and see the most horrifying portrayal of some of the atrocities committed during WW2.
The title of this film is probably one of the most appropiate ever, because, for the protagonist, and the audience, it is both an invitation and a warning.
The film lacks a real setup for the central character, so even when it ends, we get the feeling that the film didn't develop much but to show expositions of horror, and the movie feels very short, and considering how much time passes within the story, it feels even shorter.
The moments of laughter and "happiness" in this film seems forced to me, so the change in tone between them and the horrors of war gets more noticeable.
The camera work, it's usually erratic, the use of stadycam doesn't help the film…
"You want the boy to understand and you don’t; you want to get the scene of the burned village over with by having the character finally understand it; and then you realize the point – a scene like that is never over." - Ales Adamovich "Хатынская повесть"/"The Khatyn Story" 1972.
Еn extremely brutal and almost unbearable cinematic masterpiece to experience. Can not possibly leave any single person indifferent. Impossible to compare with other expressions or creations of film art in this genre and theme.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is the most unbelieveable and devastating war film I have ever seen. Come and See makes Saving Private Ryan look like a walk in the park. Equal parts brutal realism and disturbing surrealism make this a bizarre and engaging ride. Come and See tells the story of a young Russian boy who joins the army after findof a buried rifle. Things immediately start out bad and worse is just around the corner. The Russian landscape almost looks like a fantasy world the way it was shot. Bizarre, out of place animals like a crane and sugar baby make appearances and I still don't get what they mean. The most brilliant and harrowing part of the film, however, is the…
Harrowing, to put it mildly, account of the 1943 Nazi invasion of Byelorussia. Various movie recommendation engines have been imploring me to "come and see" this flick for years. It takes a little while to get going, but after 20 minutes-or-so, the war-horror starts and ramps up and up and up and up. Rilly great Steadicam work. People who find Spielberg's tepid Holocaust melodramatics in SCHINDLER'S LIST "devastating" should be forced to watch COME AND SEE ten times in a row. 9/10
Aesthetically speaking, this is one of the best movies I've ever seen. From a formalist standpoint, movies don't get much better than this. It's also absolutely harrowing. I can't think of many other films that have the same visceral impact. The style of the film is really quite compelling. Strangely, I'm reminded of Sam Raimi's camerawork on the first Evil Dead film: a very similar use of Steadicam, natural lighting, and colour. Come and See mobilizes such a deep language of symbolism in order to advance both its characters and themes. The lead actor, the kid, is in a class unto himself. I will literally never forget the look on his face when he emerges from the window of the village's church. And the score! The score is just stunning and obscene and nauseating in all the right ways. Fuck this is what cinema is about.
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…