Ivan's Childhood (Ivanovo detstvo) Reviews

May 19, 2016
Unmissable.
May 16, 2016
No other director is simultaneously so precise and so otherworldly.
Top Critic
August 4, 2015
Director Andrei Tarkovsky has mixed daring with poetry in making this film: he shows the Soviet hero as an individual troubled with the doubts and complexities of other humans.
August 4, 2015
While the emotional weight of Ivan is clear from the first frames -- Tarkovsky doesn't stray from making us feel the pain of Ivan's world -- there is that sense of music the director is so intent on conveying.
May 9, 2005
Beauty, poetry and sadness are certainly lodged in its brief dramatic span, to be seized and embraced by anybody who will give a compassionate mind to it.