Come and see is a nightmarish odyssey through the horrors of War seen through the eyes of a young naive boy from a small village. It is horrific, it is beautiful and it is one of the greatest (anti) War films ever made. The terror and then the anger displayed in young Aleksey Kr...
A rare look at World War II from the Soviet side, Come and See is based on the real-life experiences of Ales Adamovich, who fought with Russian partisans in Belarus in 1943, when the Nazis systematica... read more
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2001
Stats: 849 reviews
Flixster Reviews (849)
February 26, 2013
April 21, 2012
A rare jewel from cinema history, a painful and unforgettable film, a classic by Elem Klimov; Come and See (Idi i Smotri) is a picture that everybody must see.
December 8, 2011
It's another war film about the victims, but shot with a lot of style, as if it was an operatic nightmare. While the movie starts exploring the character of Florya. the entire second half is nazis killing russians, with a revenge fantasy playing at the end. As a war film it is a ...
November 17, 2011
I don't recall ever seeing a more powerful anti-war film. The transformation of Florya (Aleksei Kravchenko) from an innocent boy into a battle-hardened soldier is something that must be witnessed in order to be fully appreciated.
April 11, 2008
Unlike any war film I've seen before. The story involves a rite-of-passage of a young Byelorussian villager who is drafted into the army to fight the Nazis during WWII.
This film not only shows the horrors of war, but throws you right in the middle of it, showing the receiv...
March 30, 2008
Remarkable and unsettling recount of the holocaust in Byelorussia. Director Elem Klimov's approach is crude, brutal and precise, just the right tone for this horrific odyssey of inhumanity, death and utter chaos. the final montage is spellbinding.
February 28, 2008
the trouble begins with the children...this has to be one of the most brutal war films ever made. a young boy joins the resistance to fight the nazis and finds himself in a horrific nightmare. stunning images, soundtrack from hell; a brilliant piece of work, i think, but very ...
April 15, 2007
June 18, 2005
[font=Century Gothic][color=red]"Come and See" takes place in Byelorussia, 1943. Young Flor is ready and eager to join up with the partisans to fight the invading Nazis. But at the partisan camp, he is left behnd to mind the store. And that is where the danger begins for him.[...
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One of the most truly unsettling films ever made, Director Elm Kilmov mixes the real with the surreal in the most horrifying way. Its probably the best anti-war film out there because it shows what is truly lost in combat; our humanity.
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