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Passchendaele Reviews

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David Jenkins
Time Out
September 4, 2009
As a director, Gross paints in big, emotive strokes, and though his dialogue often feels too tied to historical fact, this old-fashioned, patriotic war movie has its heart in the right place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
October 17, 2008
The scenes may be embarrassing, but at least Gross can't be accused of playing it safe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 3, 2008
A war movie that can't make up its mind whether war is bad or something one can be proud of.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
September 5, 2008
Passchendaele hearkens back to war films of decades past, when patriotism, valour and integrity were presented without irony. But it is infused with the stoicism of people who know it is their job to try to find meaning within an insane situation.
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Eddie Cockrell
Variety
September 5, 2008
Toronto fest opener crudely welds the grisly verisimilitude of Saving Private Ryan to the contempo cultural revisionism of Pearl Harbor but can't forge the disparate tones into a powerful whole.