From Chris Jarmick:
I agree with Chris, it's an intellectual film made to be enjoyed. Thrilling stuff like the man about to be run over by a train, funny stuff like the tiny cameraman setting up on top of the giant movie camera, mysterious, brooding stuff like the mining sequences.
My favorite are the poetic images: the window shutters opening several times, then Vertov blending them together in a series of dissolves so that they look like a flower blooming. Lovely.