In terms of a straight-forward war film, this was executed almost flawlessly. Aside from being a little long, the battle scenes were plentiful and intense. On-screen carnage was kept to a surprising minimum, but it managed to remain shocking and powerful. Fantastic camera work blended poetic slow motion and gritty handheld footage seamlessly.
Of course the final scene seems to be a waste. But the rest is undeniable a great piece of editing and filming. Often the film is very chaotic, there is no continuous pace. But that's the perfect athmosphere. The reason to fight was not to win, or being a martyr. Dying was easy during that time. But caring for each other and stopping the Nazi machinery as a human ... Thus the film succeeded to be a memorial.