Overlord Reviews

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Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 29, 2006
The film plays like a 1950's B-movie with artistic pretensions.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 2, 2006
Combines its newsreel and fictional footage so effectively that it has a greater impact than all fiction, or all documentary, could have achieved.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
July 21, 2006
Overlord feels like a small but vivid tragedy inside an epic container.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
June 2, 2006
It's an extremely clever weave of components, combining, almost flawlessly, the dramatized and the archival, the result being a hybrid of forms.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 5, 2006
An unknown classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 19, 2009
A film that slipped through the cracks.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
July 11, 2006
It's still a feat of period filmmaking. More than that, Overlord's revivification of a wasteland Europe offers up a powerful whip lesson for the postwar complacent.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
July 13, 2006
Overlord, a prize-winning entry in the 1975 Berlin Film Festival, deserves to join the pantheon of essential World War II combat movies.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
July 14, 2006
Though made 31 years after D-Day, the dramatic scenes have the period look of a '40s movie, which links them perfectly with the stunning archival footage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Nan Robertson
New York Times
June 3, 2006
A majestic, somber work about war.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Noel Murray
The Dissolve
May 19, 2014
[...] Overlord's vision of war is still unlike that of any other fiction feature: more jarring, and more awe-inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety
June 2, 2006
Cooper gives it the right understated, unheroic feel.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 14, 2006
The overriding themes of the film are never broadly stated but are subtly revealed, and the horror and reality of war are quietly played out on both the human and panoramic levels with disturbing effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
April 26, 2007
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 18, 2008
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Time Out
June 24, 2006

BBC.com
February 5, 2008
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