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150 minutes of pure terror and brutality. toward the end i felt exhausted by the sheer amount of devastation i had witnessed, but what other way can you honestly depict the horrors that occurred in Belarus, where 25% of the population lost their lives in WW2. in Come and See, Kilmov channels such unfathomable suffering and loss of life onto film in one of the most relentlessly grueling movies i’ve ever seen. probably never watching this again, or at least need a decade before i’ll consider it.
the most concise and action packed Leone i’ve seen, for better and for worse. seems like he decided to go with less violence and more 10 minute long-takes of sweaty faces with each movie he made. as a result this one loses a bit of the tense slow-build I’m familiar with in his two masterworks, but leaves plenty of room for some entertaining gunfights. nice to see angel eyes and blondie on the same team 🤝