There are plenty of action scenes in this film about the siege of Leningrad (rather than 'the attack on'), but it frequently slows down into strange dialogues delivered by a bewildering number of people. The role of some of these characters in the whole, is not always obvious. The almost unreadable sub-titles certainly don't help to define what they are going on about, and I also seem to detect some dodgy dubbing, notably on the main character 'Kate Davis' who appears to be speaking in a rather lifeless voice.
The film delivers a chilling portrayal of a city under siege and there are strong scenes of life - and death - in the cold, windy streets. Many of these scenes seem to have been re-created from period documentaries. However, for some strange reason all German bombing raids appear to be carried out by Messerschmitt 109 fighters, visibly carrying no bombs! Since these scenes are computer animated anyway, one should think it would not have been to difficult to show Luftwaffe bomber aircraft instead. At least it would have been more authentic. The characters also look remarkably healthy throughout, even if starvation is a big issue and actually took several hundred thousand lives in Leningrad during the siege.
It is not a bad war film as such, but I found it strangely uninvolving.