It is a strange cross-breed between an old-fashioned WWII epic full of genre cliches and a modern update whose meticulous historical recreation is frighteningly real. show more
If you're only going to see one film about the Battle of Stalingrad — and there are many — Stalingrad would be the wrong choice. Russian director Fedor Bondarchuk's treatment of the World War II turning point is shallow and contrived, if sometimes impressively staged. show more
After a devastating opening, the movie gets sluggish here and there, but it remains interesting throughout, not just culturally, but as a piece of drama. show more
Complete trash. Does anyone happen to recall that the "heroes" of Soviet Russia were the allies of Adolf Hitler from 1939 to 1941? During that time, the Russians invaded Poland, Finland, Romania, and the Baltic states. At least Enemy at the Gates admitted this ...
All in subtitles. If Dances with Wolves subtitles didn't bother you, this one won't either. I would compare it to For Whom the Bell Tolls (tech updated, of course). A little eye opening to these old cold war eyes to see Russians as heros. Good movie- action/love story, not documentary.