As fascinated as I was by the historical backdrop against which the struggle occurs, I found it difficult to care one way or another about which characters lived or died.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
In the end, we're left with the impression that millions died and countries were decimated, all so these two crazy kids could get it on.
| Original Score: 4/10
There's a decent movie buried in here somewhere, but the lousy love triangle and ultimate lack of focus make this WWII drama a bit hard to take.
| Original Score: 2/5
Its rarely-seen subject matter has real merit, and I suspect will distinguish the production for some time to come, but "new" and "different" don't necessarily mean "good."
| Original Score: C
Flatulent hero-worship of a man played by a tired-looking actor who deserves funkier roles.
Despite a strong cast and occasional flashes of creativity, the cat-and-mouse action thriller by Annaud ... is boring.
There's never much risk of reality intruding--just a lot of histrionic James Horner music nd plenty of designer stubble on the soldiers' faces.
What, the actors couldn't manage a few lessons with an accent specialist? Can you even imagine Schindler's List with proper British accents? No. Of course not.
It would have been much improved if the filmmakers had shown the courage of Vassilli and jettisoned the familiar subplot and concentrated on the hunter and the hunted.
Enemy never gets to that visceral place -- you're outside looking in, watching a spectacle of someone else's horror.
While the ambience is enveloping, the all-too-apparent contrivances keep undermining this outwardly strong war picture until its impact is watered down to the level of lukewarm disappointment.
Beware of any World War II movie in which you find yourself rooting for the murderous Nazi!
Pudo haber sido una mucho mejor cinta, de no ser por uno que otro elemento que cae dentro del cliché hollywoodense.
The trouble with the film is that it didn't work well for long stretches.
| Original Score: C+
it could have held back on the parts featuring boredom because they did tend to drag the suspense down a bit
A simplified 'happy' hero's story.
Airplanes arrive as regularly as the groaners in Enemy at the Gates.
After Enemy at the Gates teases us with the promise of something big, it's hard to be happy with a small-scale story.
| Original Score: 2/4
The story hits and misses for more than two hours following its opening artillery bloodbath.
Enemy at the Gates doesn't quite fall into the same league as classic war films.
| Original Score: 3/5