War Requiem
War Requiem (1990)

The late great Derek Jarman's film of Benjamin Britten's unique choral work. Faced with the task of creating a visual equivalent to Britten's work, and using only the words Britten used (the poems of Wilfred Owen and the Latin… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 26, 1990
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2008
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A stunning visual film that's combined with the spectacular interpretation of composer Benjamin Britten's 1961 orchestral and oratorio masterpiece.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Like nearly all of Derek Jarman's films, his War Requiem is an uneven work where it's often easier to admire what was attempted more than what was actually achieved.

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Douglas Pratt

The rhythm of the images attunes the viewer to the music's components.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
The powerful "War Requiem" starts with an old man(Laurence Olivier, in his last screen appearance, more or less) being pushed in his wheelchair by a… More