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.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    David SextonLondon Evening Standard
    The film is thrilling, moving on effectively from one shocking set piece to another, studding the narrative too with starry cameos.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    It's a tense, unnerving ride that accomplishes its goal of translating the first-person experience of war better than any war movies that have come before it. It's a level up.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Matthew RozsaSalon.com
    From the sole perspective of the filmmaking craft, "1917" is worth a watch.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    While Mendes didn't shrink from displaying the vivid imagination of a suburban horndog, he's unwilling to face the imagination of the valorous combatants of "1917."
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    1917's ambitious gambit soon becomes a double-edged sword: it brings us closer to these men, but sets them apart from the collective experiences it seeks to memorialise.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    If Mendes' film-making has sometimes felt to have not fully outgrown his beginnings in theatre, 1917 is wildly cinematic, a movie that makes you feel the breath of mortality on your neck.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jason BestMarie Claire
    Mendes has produced a thrillingly immersive movie... We might be even more involved in the soldiers' fates were we not also boggling over the staggering technical feats that went into the film's making.
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    Andrew KendallStabroek News
    1917 ignores larger questions about war for something more personal and humanistic and George MacKay's excellent performance is key to this.
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    Shikhar VermaHigh on Films
    A brutal, tense and unforgiving film that achieves the highs in technicality by balancing it with a triumphant look at the bravery on the war-front.
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    Matthew PejkovicMatt's Movie Reviews
    A tribute to, and reminder of, those brave men, young and old, who fought on the front lines in a vicious war.
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