1917

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88% Audience Score88%
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Great movie! It's really cool and great that it looks like the whole movie is in just one take.
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    An incredible film with amazing visuals and great acting!
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    The best film I've ever watched and most likely the I'll ever see!
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    Jeff Barnes 1/19/20 1917 Review 1917 is loosely based on the true story of two World War 1 soldiers going on a mission to deliver a message to a colonel to warn him that he and his soldiers are falling into an enemy trap. 1917 enables audience to truly experience the terrors and horrors of World War 1 with its: cinematography, acting, and action so much that it makes us think no wonder why many soldiers suffer from PTSD after surviving a war. 1917 brilliantly shows us war and the lives of two troopers with one shot throughout all or at least most of the film no cuts, which is clever because it generates lots of occurrences. The certainty that the film is shot with one shot gives us the experience of experiencing combat with the two troopers because it's as if we're one of the cadets following them, and going into combat with them and this enables us to experience fearfulness and apprehension with them as well. The same kind of occurrence is experienced briefly in the war classic Saving Private Ryan where the audience briefly experiences World War 2 through Captain Miller's eyes when they are enabled to barely hear anything along with Captain Miller. There were even a couple moments where I cringed in fear not just because they were very loud moments but moments that felt so real. One occasion involving an explosion and another occasion involving a gunshot. Dean Charles Chapman and George Mackay generate bravery yet also fear into the characters of Lance Corporal Blake and Lance Corporal Schofield with their acting ability. Dean Charles Chapman provokes plenty of fear and plenty of bravery in Lance Corporal Blake during his final times in the film. 1917 enables audience to fell all the pains of battle along with soldiers which creates lots of realism, and it is a must see just for this reason alone. I give 1917 a 9 out of 10.
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    Overrated. Some of the camera angles and scene movements are riveting, however the camera work overshadowed the fact that the story is weak and the action slow. Also, for all the great camera work there seemed to be something wrong with the actual images, I don't know if it was the platform I was viewing (DVD) or filters used to achieve a muddy feel but everything seemed grimy, even things that shouldn't have been grimy.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    1917 astonish the audience with the "One shot" way it is filmed. It truly felt like you were going back to World War One and following the protagonist from point A to point B this is one of the best movies not only of 2019 but also of the last decade.
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    A cinematic masterpiece!
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    Pros: This film is phenomenal in its direction and narrative. Performances of George Mackay and Dean-Charles Chapman are fantastic and the emotion they bring as soldiers in their situations is very real Of course, the one-shot take is stunning to see on screen, it completely immerses you into the story and for me, It worked a treat The last 20 minutes of this… Wow Roger Deakins's Cinematography Cons: I would've liked to have seen a bit more action in some parts of the film Overall, ‘1917' was a remarkable tale told personally by director Sam Mendes and I was emotionally invested all the way through, while also connecting with our two main leads. Cinematography, Score and set design all came together to provide me with one of the best war films in recent time Quote – ‘I hoped today would be a good day, Hope is a dangerous thing' – Colonel Mackenzie Score – 9.5/10
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    One of those rare films that affirm cinema as a medium. This is a spectacular technical achievement.
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    Unlike other war movies, 1917 allows us to focus on a few individuals, leading to a more intimate experience of war. Since this was based on stories from Alfred Mendes (a Portuguese Creole), I do think there was a missed opportunity to show the efforts/contributions of those in the Caribbean to WWI.