Ashes in the Snow Reviews

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January 16, 2019
True-to-book WWII adaptation is violent, sad, emotional.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2019
Ashes in the Snow is a good, yet unsatisfying movie with the potential to have been so much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
January 11, 2019
Filmmakers never seem to run out of footnotes to history during World War II. This one is better served in the pages of a novel. It doesn't work on film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 11, 2019
The script and direction ... [are] dealing with actual historical atrocities and tragedies, and distilling them into another resilience-of-the-human-spirit bromide.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 10, 2019
Markevicius and Jones find meaning in the small moments of humanity within the horrors of war - those times when the oppressed and even the oppressors get a chance, just for a little while, to be people.
January 10, 2019
Sometimes only a fine line separates tragic sweep from a movie that never comes to life as anything other than actors dressed in costumes, straining to inhabit an alien chapter of history.
January 3, 2019
Simplistic dialogue threatens to sink a drama with expansive cinematography, taking place in a pair of Soviet gulags and filmed in Lithuania.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 22, 2018
A big, bold, and beautiful story that is equally matched with breathtaking cinematography and a haunting score.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2018
The film is heartfelt and often powerful but sometimes too sluggish to carry maximum impact.
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