“ But it was entertaining, and enjoyable, and achieved its objective.
“ A stunning story untold.
“ Martin Wallstrom as Kretsky, he's just like I imagined him when I read the book - teary-eyed, sensitive and unpredictable.
“ If you saw her in Wildling then you already know that her persona is riveting.
“ Another banal story about the war .
“And to further insult us, of course the propaganda message before titles roll just had to be there, because let's face it.
“Bel Powley shines in the lead role, but to be honest her face is so intriguing and endearing that she could probably just stand still and be fantastic.
“ Brutal, Intense, and Great.
“ But as an independent film of such budget, I enjoyed it.
“Excellent performances by all the actors, genuinely dedicated direction and good tackling of a sensitive subject, and the cinematography is breathtaking and memorable.
“ All the raw emotion, personal struggle, complex relationships all the things they could have focused on in a movie about siberia (where NOTHING happens) they didnt.
“Depressing and boring.
“ I expected more from this movie, but at the end - it appeared to be another banal story based movie.
“ Even if you find this worth watching for it's long duration, no way is this 7.8 rating (as of this writing).