Stalingrad Movie Reviews
User reviews on Stalingrad
I love history, I majored in history in college and I read history books for fun. I was quite excited to see this film, because I have read a lot about the battle that the film portrays. Well, I can’t say that I liked this film because it had a lot of major flaws but it was pretty spectacular visually and I thought that the acting was very good as well. The story has a lot of holes in it and it does not make sense quite often but i appreciated the effort of the director anyway. The film could have done without the heavy romantic overtones and the history itself was not precise, however, the film worked on the emotional level.
I was quite excited to see this film and dragged my friend to see it with me. I am sad to say that I was disappointed with this film and I do not think it is worth seeing on the big screen. I can not deny that the movie looked quite spectacular visually but it was otherwise completely empty inside. The screenplay was very flawed and the makers of this film should have paid more attention to that instead of focusing only on the special effects-enhanced spectacle. I thought the film was quite shallow and contrived, but in the same time there were interesting moments that taught me a thing or two about Russian culture. Overall, I do not think it is worth seeing it on the big screen, but you might enjoy it at the comfort of your home.