I fail to understand the logic of those who only gave this film one star. They must have been watching a different film to the one I did. I would be interested to know the ages of these people. I would guess they were born after, perhaps, 1980. I was born three years after the end of WW2. My mother came from Austria and experienced part of her life "under occupation", in her case it was the Russians. She befriended a Russian in England who lived under occupation- in her case it was the Germans. Therefore I do have a little comprehension of what was trying to be stated in the film "Come and See".
I would suggest that "the young" have no comprehension of what war is like from the point of view of a civilian in the middle of Europe from 1939 to 1945. At least I have had a second-hand experience of this by having known and spoken to various people.
The "blitz" that occured in England was by all means horrific but not as as horrifying compared to the atrocities committed "on land" during this terrible conflict. (I have ancestors who died fighting on both sides)
I suggest that the "one star brigade" go away to a film appreciation society and try and learn the true meaning of cinema. It seems like those who underated this film are those of the "instant gratification" bunch that society has spawned today.
This is a film that presents its case slowly and in a beautiful, artistic way, leading to a terrifying climax. If you are Russian then you have a right to critisise the acting. If you are not my advice is to always watch a film in its original language.
"Come and See" is a truely great film- if you do not agree I suggest you stick to "The Great Escape" with all its Hollywood pin-ups or even worse... "The Green Berets" starring big John Wayne!