Bitter Harvest Reviews

October 30, 2019
Bitter Harvest is both haunting and engrossing. An emotional powerhouse of a film, it is an emotionally resonant, riveting telling of history. Fear and terror is palpable. Pain is resonant.
August 20, 2018
At times it felt as if it was trying to emulate David Lean's 1966 masterpiece, Dr Zhivago, although it didn't even come within a whisper of it.
September 20, 2017
A watchable effort that sheds light on the atrocities that happened under Joseph Stalin's rule.
August 29, 2017
Nevertheless, in Bitter Harvest the merciless actions are clear, the effect indisputable.
March 1, 2017
It's not Zhivago. The big picture is drawn a little too hastily for that. But it is a rousing tale with political pertinence, given the current state of relations between Russia and the Ukraine.
February 24, 2017
Yes, the film is flawed but it is still one of the most important films to see this year for its first-time look at one of the 20th century's greatest injustices that sheds light on Ukraine's current travails.
February 23, 2017
I so wanted "Bitter Harvest" to be a grand, sweeping saga, exposing this indefensible, outrageous crime. Alas, it is not.
February 23, 2017
In all fairness, director George Mendeluk had an almost impossible task of telling the story of Stalin's reign of terror in only 103 minutes.
February 23, 2017
Vividly shines a light on a criminally under-reported and often deliberately misunderstood case of systematic mass murder, while the family saga picks up speed and power as it develops.