Ashes in the Snow Reviews

September 14, 2019
It is relentlessly bleak, but within that tonal bleakness there is some really striking imagery.
Top Critic
January 11, 2019
Filmmakers never seem to run out of footnotes to history during World War II. This one is better served in the pages of a novel. It doesn't work on film.
January 11, 2019
The script and direction ... [are] dealing with actual historical atrocities and tragedies, and distilling them into another resilience-of-the-human-spirit bromide.
January 10, 2019
Markevicius and Jones find meaning in the small moments of humanity within the horrors of war - those times when the oppressed and even the oppressors get a chance, just for a little while, to be people.
January 10, 2019
Sometimes only a fine line separates tragic sweep from a movie that never comes to life as anything other than actors dressed in costumes, straining to inhabit an alien chapter of history.
October 6, 2018
The film is heartfelt and often powerful but sometimes too sluggish to carry maximum impact.