"Come and See conveys the horror of it. How it got made is sort of unbelievable, without a trace of Soviet "uplift." The Ascent is a less effective Russian film that does succumb to the clumsy ideology and symbolism but has a great first hour... I'd rank it in the top ten. City of Life and Death, though... Holy friggin' Christ. I'd put it ahead of Come and See on a WWII list, and ahead of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and Martyrs at #1 on a horror list."