Prisoner of the Mountains (Kavkazskiy Plennik) Reviews

August 16, 2017
The mountain-top locations are stunning; it's like a visit to the moon. And the story has all of the cynicism of war itself.
September 7, 2011
April 12, 2002
Once our disbelief gets suspended, a spell is definitely cast.
January 22, 2002
The outcome of this movie isn't exactly Hollywood material, but it stirs thoughts and feelings that outlast all too many American studio releases.
February 14, 2001
Simple, powerful, convincing.
January 1, 2000
Lyrical and evocative, Prisoner of the Mountains represents a balanced and telling examination of the absurdity of war.
January 1, 2000
The performances that Bodrov drew from a mostly amateur cast of Muslim villagers -- most of whom have never seen running hot water, let alone a movie camera -- are alone worth the price of admission.
January 1, 2000
Bodrov's movie turns this barren no man's land into an extraordinary stage.
January 1, 2000
A thoughtful and moving film about war.