If it ends after the lawyer & judge's post-trial conversation, it gets 4/5.
Halfway through these 10 films, each has its effectiveness diluted (to varying effect) by its runtime.
Yes, a parable isn't necessarily going to feature three-dimensional characters in addition to its message, but many of Kieslowski's attempts to do so have marred my enjoyment. Jacek's backstory lost my empathy, took me out of the film and rendered the remaining fifteen minutes excruciating.
There's an interesting conversation to be had about "killing" and the way society and religion each react to the act of taking someone else's life.
This isn't it.
I think looking at V without the connection to Kieslowski's full saga would help it greatly, but not when compared to the smaller scale character dilemmas of the first four at least.