Hrick’s review published on Letterboxd:
A breathtakingly ruthless portrayal of war through the eyes of a youngster ignorant of the horrors it causes. The stupefying cinematography transforms the motion picture into a realistically harrowing experience which despite being disturbing, profoundly affects the psyche of the viewer through the medium of Flyora. Complemented by a powerfully poignant and endearing performance by Aleksei Kravchenko, Elem Klimov has delivered to us one of the most peerless oeuvres in the history of cinema.
My Rating : 99/100
Position on "Greatest Films Of All Time" : #5