1917

1917

DVD - 2019
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"During the First World War, Lance Corporal Shofield (George MacKay) and Lance Corporal Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), two young men in the British army, must venture deep behind enemy lines to deliver a critical message that could prevent the massacre of a British battalion in a trap laid by the enemy. At the bidding of their superior officers (Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch), the young privates put their own lives on the line, as it could mean the difference between life and death for 1,600 of their brothers in arms, including Blake's own brother (Richard Madden)"--Allmovie.com, viewed February 14, 2020.
Publisher: United States : Universal Pictures, 2019.
Characteristics: viewing print 13 film reels of 13 on 7 (119 min., 10,710 ft.) : anamorphic, sd. (opt, Dolby SR, digital, Dolby SR-D), col. ; 35 mm.

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grenpa
Jul 08, 2020

Boring. Scenes stretched out far too long. Other scenes shot in the dark. Rationale questionable. Disappointing.

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alx34
Jun 21, 2020

Excellent, gripping thriller period piece. Really well acted!

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NFN
Jun 20, 2020

Great cinematography, but with weak character development, a limited story line, and unrealistic video game-like scenes, there's nothing for the viewer to connect with or care about.

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RobertC65
Jun 11, 2020

Excellent! This was an amazing and apparently true story from WW1 that progressed well. I enjoyed the realistic atmosphere, the interesting characters and a storyline that kept the viewer aware of the effects of war. Highly recommended-enjoy!

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graybear3
Jun 11, 2020

I guess we're in the minority on this one. We liked it and it was well worth watching. The cinematography and special effects were quite good. Maybe we've seen too many war movies over the years and have become a bit jaded about them. Or perhaps it was better on a large screen. It seemed a little too long and nothing new or different that would set it apart. We felt it was better than average, but still overrated by critics (and audiences as well).

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lisad613
Jun 08, 2020

I love war movies and this one was stunning! the scenery, the acting......make sure you have tissues!
Fantastic movie!

ArapahoeKati Mar 09, 2020

Absolutely stunning. A must-see war film.

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TLPS
Mar 09, 2020

A masterpiece, this is the movie "Dunkirk" wanted to be (but wasn't.)
I actually think it's better than "Saving Private Ryan."
One of the all-time great war films.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 05, 2020

The film 1917 has such an emotional and captivating story to it, and will keep you at the edge of your seat the entire time. Directed by Sam Mendes, 1917 takes place during the first world war that sets two soldiers out to deliver a most crucial message to save the lives of 1,600 men. With such a simple plot, the characters development and emotions give the ability to understand a much deeper meaning in their quest, as well as empathizing with the unbearable obstacles they face. In this day and age, I felt it was very incredible watching the feats of the two soldiers, then comparing them to my own and imagining if I would be able to overcome a situation like in 1917. Overall, the story and conflicts throughout in my personal opinion gives this movie a 5 out of 5 stars rating, and could be appreciated by anyone.
@Michael_Scott of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

The movie “1917” directed by Sam Mendes, tells a story about two soldiers who are sent across enemy lines during World War 1 to send a message, in order to save lives. This movie is extremely immersive. The film’s camera work is very unique and smooth. The whole movie is recorded to represent one shot to allow the watcher to feel a more immersive journey with the two soldiers. The movie has amazing production and pin-point accuracy from the costumes to the scenes and sets they were walking on. Everything felt really tense and extremely real. The movie has a lot of suspense and gives the feeling like there is danger constantly. Although the plot and camera work was so impressive the character development was dull. The character development wasn’t very intriguing. Although the characters are going through tragedies I didn’t have the vision that I was mentally close to them. This lack of emotional connection to the characters brings my rating down to 4 out of 5 stars. Overall it’s an amazing experience that deserves credit for it’s amazing film making.
@TheRomanV of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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RubyLT
Mar 02, 2020

I saw this film in the theater and was blown away by it. It's very moving without being maudlin and as the viewer gets drawn into the main character's journey, you are rooting for him. The realistic portrayal of the First World War is daunting, particularly No Man's Land. I highly recommend this film.

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"They're walking into a trap. Your orders are to deliver a message calling off tomorrow morning's attack. If you fail, it will be a massacre."

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"I hoped today would be a good day. Hope is a dangerous thing."

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Jan 20, 2020

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