James Cathcart’s review published on Letterboxd:
Film Forum, DCP
Glad I put this one off to watch in a theater. Some really great stuff here, from the fantastical long takes to the atmospheric rural settings to the unforgettable bovine tracer-bullet debacle.
Only thing that holds this back from being an outright masterpiece is that there's very little narrative to hook you in. It's really just a straight-shot odyssey of a child's horrific experiences during the war. There aren't really characters per-se as much as there are experiences. Not that this is a bad thing, but it's not quite something you can totally sink your teeth into.