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8.3

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81

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Joshua Katzman
    70
    Andrzej Wajda has spent much of his long career dramatizing major events in Polish history, and this poignant feature depicts the circumstances surrounding the Soviet Union's massacre of thousands of Polish officers in the spring of 1940.
  2. The period sets, costumes and cinematography all superbly recreate the brutal era, grand illusions and everyday suffering of the Poles under both the Nazis and the Soviets.
  3. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    90
    This plays almost like an academic master class, meticulously exploring the event's ramifications but only catching full fire at the end.