The film tells about the shooting of a demonstration of workers in Novocherkassk in 1962.
The result is a rigorously researched and scathing look at the ineptitude and casual brutality of the Soviet system in the Khrushchev years, albeit one that's a little cold and hard to love, mostly on account of its rather detestable| Read in full: Dear Comrades! movie review We Love Cinema
It’s a film that understands that humour and horror are not always mutually exclusive and that even the worst moments in life carry an air of the absurd.The Guardian
Throughout, Lyuda emphasises that present hardships are a necessary down-payment on future utopian bliss, an attitude that persists to the film’s very last line.Sight & Sound
It’s a movie about Russia’s past transgressions readymade to explore more recent ones: National soul-searching never really ends, but Dear Comrades! makes the case that the quest is always worthwhile.IndieWire