Private Peaceful (2014)
Critic Consensus: Private Peaceful's deliberate pace will test the patience of many viewers, but its lush visuals and moving screenplay may offer sufficient compensation.
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Melancholy runs deep in "Private Peaceful," a richly appointed British period piece about fraternal loyalty adapted from the book of the same name by "War Horse" author Michael Morpurgo.
A World War I fable that's as stiff as an Eton collar and as plodding as a draft horse.
A long, long, trail a-winding, to be sure. But fans of PBS, history and a certain kind of old-fashioned moviemaking may fall in.
O'Connor captures all the beauty of these rural childhoods without skimping on the harsh realities of 20th-century feudalism.
O'Connor shows his old-school expertise in the charming country childhood sequences, where the film feels most individual and alive.
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