1917

critic Reviews

89% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score89%
  • Hard-hitting, immersive, and an impressive technical achievement, 1917 captures the trench warfare of World War I with raw, startling immediacy.
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    Sr. Rose PacatteSister Rose at the Movies
    As a whole, the film fails cinematically even if some scenes are effective.
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    Linda CookQuad City Times (Davenport, IA)
    A 'don't-miss' masterpiece.
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    Loren KingNewport This Week (RI)
    However technically impressive it is, "1917," the movie, is just as pointless.
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    Jim RossTAKE ONE Magazine
    Although the story's engagement levels can dip between set pieces, the skill of Mendes' collaborators elevates 1917 to something a little more than the marketing hooks would imply, even if technical prowess still dominates the emotions of the characters.
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    Morgan RojasCinemacy
    One of the most technically proficient, emotionally compelling, and jaw-dropping goliaths of a war film that I've ever seen.
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    Shawn EdwardsFox 4 Kansas City
    Excellent, but more of a technical spectacle than a compelling movie...cinematography is stunning...
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    Tom BeasleyFlickering Myth
    1917 is as much of an endurance test in the cinema as it seemingly was on the other side of the camera, and it's one that lands with a grotesque, powerful punch.
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    James KendrickQ Network Film Desk
    a gripping, harrowing portrait of war that is made all the more compelling by its tight narrative and temporal focus
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    Stephen RebelloPlayboy Online
    Mendes and Co. make it all seem fresh and vital again. This is a a movie filled with gorgeous and grotesque imagery...
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    Li LaiMediaversity Reviews
    1917 surprises with a couple modern updates to the painfully nostalgic genre of war movies.
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