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[New] | Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
Excerpt: An uncommonly good antiwar film about two British soldiers in World War I sent on a mission of mercy.
Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com
Excerpt: . It is a stunning and savage existential exercise, and a thing of overwhelming poetic beauty.
Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
Excerpt: The film has many standout moments, but Mendes’ decision to film this…as a virtual one take à la “Birdman” turns his movie into a videogame where our heroes move forward across a varying landscape stopping for episodic incidents to unfold.
Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
Excerpt: 1917 is not only a technical feat, it’s also an anxiety-inducing war thriller that manages to differentiate itself from anything that’s come before it.
Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
Excerpt: The craftsmanship is impressive and at times, awe-sinpiring to watch unfold, but Sam Mendes’ flashy approach to the material only serves to cover up a derivative and hollow story..
Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour [Indonesian]
James Jay Edwards @ The Big Smoke America
Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
Excerpt: Director Sam Mendes’ unique approach to this story sets it apart from other similar tales.
Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod
Excerpt: Mendes’ direction rather nudges the film constantly towards a video game-like affect, an open-world concept with first-person-shooter portions. At the end of each stage one successfully survives, you encounter a notable British actor.
Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
Excerpt: Sam Mendes’ account is so powerful that I didn’t feel as though I was watching a movie. I was a solider on this mission with them.
Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
Excerpt: Sam Mendes takes us into the trenches with two low-ranking soldiers who epitomize an entire generation of boys lost for the sake of some 500 yards of muddy, barren, and cursed landscape.
Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
Excerpt: As far as ‘single-take’ movies go (these are the flicks that make it seem like they’ve been filmed in one continuous unbroken shot), 1917 is one of the best.
Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
Excerpt: While a bit too stiff in its execution to be the masterpiece many hail it as, its adrenaline rush nature almost had me believing it was nonetheless.
Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
Excerpt: 1917 not only works as a thrilling piece of filmmaking but a cinematic work of art relying on performance as much as spectacle.
Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
Excerpt: Oh, who are we kidding? This is pure Roger Deakins magic.
Jonathan Richards @ www.santafenewmexican.com
Excerpt: Mendes’ characters go through scenes that carry the unmistakable whiff of screenwriting, even if they may have been extrapolated from granddad’s wartime tales. One such moment sees the soldier encountering and lingering with a pretty girl and her baby, when everything in him (and the audience) should be screaming, “Hurry up! The clock is ticking! Thousands of lives are at a stake!”
Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Excerpt: 917 moves with a propulsive momentum like no other film of 2019 and no other combat flick of recent memory. Its velocity matches the unyielding pull of war itself.
Josh Taylor @ www.forgetfulfilmcritic.com
Excerpt: The most visceral cinematic experience of the year has arrived. Director Sam Mendes has used every technical flourish up his sleeve to conjure the astonishing World War I film 1917.
Ron Wilkinson @ ItsJustMovies.com
Excerpt: One of the few films this year that succeeds in amplifying the impact of actual events using the power, or distortion, of the camera.
Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens
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