David Espinosa’s review published on Letterboxd:
Everybody's gotta live...
This may not be the best movie in the world or a masterpiece, it's pretty formulaic, and some of the jokes don't work, but it has a lot of heart and it's simply beautiful, which is why I loved it so so much. Roman Griffin Davis and Scarlett Johansson were my favorites of the film, with heartwarming and real and even raw performances, they put depth in their characters and in the film itself. The music complements every part it is used in, and there were some fantastic and beautiful shots.
This film conveys a simple but important message, of love over war and kindness over hate. For me, the movie works at its best when it's closer to a drama than to a comedy, I liked the way they were both balanced and were able to maintain the innocence of the war from a child's perspective. With even the unnerving and heartwrenching parts, with a scene (you know which one) that almost brought me to tears, and a love story that goes beyond hate and anger.
Ultimately, it's a movie about human nature, the worst and the best on the battlefield, with the one "good side" being love. It's a feel-good movie, and I see nothing wrong with that because we should all aspire to make room for love in our hearts.