Every film from Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" essays.
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.
I have not had much time to watch films or to visit letterboxd, mainly because I was sick for almost ten days and now I have lots of exames so I am focusing my free time on watching series, especially animated (South Park's 17th season is awesome), which really pisses me off because, for me, movies are "THE SHIT". Fortunately, yesterday I watched this film, Come and See and it was quite a surprise. So, basically, this film is based on testimonies of survivors and captured german reports; the movie shows the horrors of the Nazi genocide (extermination of the Belarusian population), through the eyes of the 14-year-old actor, Aleksey Kravchenko, who plays the role of a young soldier, a…
Ain't no pity-party like a Eastern-Euro cabbage-stench pity party cuz a Eastern-Euro cabbage-stench pity party DON'T STOP!
Atroz, aberrante, macabra, sanguinaria, despiada, oscura, triste, depravada, sucia. Son pocas de las palabras con las que se puede describir a una guerra y a esta película.
'Come and See' es sin duda una de los filmes mas grotescos en el buen sentido, que me he podido dar el gusto de ver y poder disfrutar. Ambientada en la segunda guerra mundial, más exactamente en la ocupación de Bielorrusia por parte de la alemania nazi en 1943. En una aldea toma inicio nuestra historia, dónde Flyora Gaishun nuestro protagonista se esmera en buscar de forma desesperada un fusil en un campo de batalla, con el fin de ser aceptado en un grupo llamado Los partisanos soviéticos. Seguido de esto, es involucrado…
Um dos filmes mais impactantes que já vi, ainda hoje acabo relembrando as cenas do filme e fico impressionado com a performance do jovem ator Aleksei Kravchenko (Florya Gaishun), um filme mais do que obrigatório.
A film beyond understanding, beyond description, beyond comparison. Anguish on a level unprecedented in cinema. There are no words in the English language that can sufficiently summarise this film. War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.
The only film I have found impossible to rate.
This film hit me in the face with the reality of war so fucking hard. For me, Иди и смотри is definitely the greatest war film I've ever watched in my entire life.
We often think of the horror genre in film as something explicably narrow – a movie where there’s a killer, often masked or disfigured and usually immortal, cleaning through victims with a knife, chainsaw, or by invading their dreams. Thus, the term “horror” in relation to fiction often has a kind of skeevy, filthy connotation, with art occasionally seeping through. Elem Klimov’s Come and See does not meet the definitions of what is viewed as part of the genre. It is an extremely personal look at World War II, the German occupation of Belarus especially, as seen through the eyes of a boy named Flyora (Aleksei Kravchenko) who joins a group of Belarusian partisans in 1943. But even though this…
Images that sear themselves into your retina with haunting brutality. WW2 on the eastern front seen through the eyes of a young boy. This does not hold any punches in showing Nazi atrocities and the effects on the communities of rural Belorussia. In spite of all this, it manages to be incredibly poetic and beautiful. Surely one of the best war films ever made?
Perhaps the most important war movie. Ever.
Makes the invasion of Normandie in Spielberg´s Saving Private Ryan seem like a disney production.
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