Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: David Ng
    60
    Well-intentioned but sugarcoated anti-war allegory.
  2. 60
    Recalls the structure of Danis Tanovic's 2001 black comedy, "No Man's Land," but not that film' hyperknowing urbanity or strident political savvy.
  3. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    60
    Lushly photographed by Andrei Zhegalov and impeccably played, it’s a long-overdue corrective to the kind of wildly patriotic war film produced in the Soviet era.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    What begins as a gripping adventure, thrillingly told with virtually no dialogue, eventually becomes a rather routine parable despite the unique setting and circumstances.
  5. This situation hardly provides a clever or original metaphor for the failures of communication that perennially plague the human race, but the drama's heart is in the right place.
  6. Rogozhkin's hard, hands-on directing technique and the physicality of all three actors are--or could be--impressive, but they are swamped here in a sea of ideological mush.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Sep 22, 2011
    10
    Perfection! Incredibly great! One of my top 10 movies of all time. Presents us with a completely foreign culture, and two others at war withPerfection! Incredibly great! One of my top 10 movies of all time. Presents us with a completely foreign culture, and two others at war with each other. They don't understand each other. Wait, but they do. After all, we are all human. Full Review »
  2. Nov 15, 2010
    10
    Human