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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…
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 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…
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!
Its one of those movies where I can see how it was influential and great for its time, but I just did not enjoy it. Come and See is a Russian WWII movie without a real hero or any aspects of heroism. It is an over-the-sholder look into how horrific and beastly war and humans are. Many aspects of the movie were great, such as: the boys acting, the constant fifth, the lack of gore, the cameras love of faces, and the genuine power of guns in the movie. However, this bland movie really does not create too much for the audience to grab onto. Its horrific, but also slow and pointless. Some scenes have significant weight while others drag.…
We are all dead inside.
"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 power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth."
Come and See was titled after the biblical quote referencing the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Which is often used as a metaphor about war and the destruction it leaves in it's wake. It is a very fitting title for the film, which supposedly had a more direct…
Imagine Jodorowsky making a psychedelic head trip about the Russians fighting the Germans in WW2 and you've pretty much got this film. Powerful, surreal, moving, terrifying account of the Germans storming Byelorussia in 1942 and the ensuing atrocity.
Fuck my friend for making me watch this.
A realistic portrayal of the nazi's arrogance in the villages of Russia and it was showed through the eye's of a small boy and title was fixed for this movie with a explanation and anger.
Come and See is a war movie but not a regular one. Here you don't have heroic deaths, heroes or any of the beauty of self sacrifice. Here you just have pain, sorrow and aleatory deaths.
Florya is a 13 year old boy who finds a rifle and is really enthusiastic about joining the war against the germans. But soon his naive view of reality gets crushed when the real war starts emerging around him.
The cinematography of Come and See is beautiful. Most of the scenes were of an impressive eeriness and beauty combined. And the use of sound and music made a great impact on my viewing. Sometimes we feel as confused and lost…
I can't help but feel I should absolutely loved this film. Its depiction of war is horrific and gritty that it's unlike anything I've ever seen. It's full of surreal dream-like sequences that without really trying add a bit of a mythic quality to the movie. It is truly a film with no heroes (although plenty of villains) and certainly no heroism. It feels less like a World War II film and more like a post-apocalyptic wasteland, with its Nazis behaving (appropriately, mind you) like the barbarian hordes from The Road Warrior. We witness the descent of a boy into literal hell as he spirals into madness and disparity. But something about his journey is too... I don't know, too…
like viewing an atrocity first hand, the most deeply distressing movie ive ever seen
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…