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
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.
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.
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
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+
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