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At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers-Blake's own brother among them.
Drama War - This WWI-set drama is mostly a two-character
piece with young stars George MacKay and Dean-
Charles Chapman, with the familiar faces such
as Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch
appearing only briefly. Language and violence
makes the film too intense for kids.
PROFANITY: 15 F-words; 2 S-words; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings, stabbings, and killings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: Shootouts, crashes, explosions, war combat. COMEDY: None.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good The graphic nature of the presentation may limit the audience - understandably, many viewers will shy away from such an uncompromising vision - but the movie stands out as one of the year's most memorable experiences. Its consideration when Oscar nominations are announced is a foregone (and deserved) conclusion.
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average ...for all of its technical expertise, little of it helps viewers to care about the characters or what might happen to them. When all is said and done, "1917" is basically a gimmick film. If that is enough for you, you may admire it for its accomplishments. Personally, I wanted more.
USA TodayFull Review Very Good ...excellent and innovative... ...what makes the vivid film such an astounding effort - and one of the year's best movies - is that it's edited seamlessly as one continuous real-time take... ...an immersive and intense journey that digs deep into each of its main characters' souls...
Rex ReedFull Review Excellent ...it's a war movie that will leave you breathless. The intensity is overwhelming. Every war is hell, no matter when it was fought, but 1917, which is about a war far removed from contemporary reality, turns out to the best war picture since Saving Private Ryan.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 90 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS! Half, or better, of both the males and females LOVED "1917." All but a few of the remaining moviegoer reviews were "Very Good,"which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much and is a high review. Just a few rated it "Good/Average" (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).