Sep 17, 2021
What could have been a gimmick in the service of a weaker narrative becomes a masterstroke here, basically denying us any let-off from the tension of what is happening on the screen.
Jul 31, 2021
The gimmicky side of [its single take] fades juxtaposed to the perspective it offers.
Jul 25, 2021
In addition to Deakins, production designer Dennis Gassner and composer Thomas Newman also add layers of bravura artistry to create an experience that will leave you breathless, heart pounding and absolutely emotionally wrecked by the end.
Jul 14, 2021
Forget gushing quotes and star ratings. Probably the most effective way to advertise this movie is to strap heart rate monitors on viewers and put the results on the poster.
Jun 23, 2021
The filmmakers have taken a simple premise and gone with a "less is more" tactic. This allows for more focus on a beautifully shot film, and highlights the actors who give their all emotionally and physically.
Feb 17, 2021
1917 can safely be added to the list of movies that have expanded and enhanced our understanding of how truly brutal war can be.
Feb 2, 2021
1917, under the talented hands of Sam Mendes, is one of the best war movies ever made and one of the best of 2019.
Jan 30, 2021
This is a contemplative story of a mission and the men who sacrifice their own safety for the greater good. It highlights the ever-present danger of attack but it is the character's emotional journey that makes for a compelling story.
Jan 29, 2021
A measured compromise of its emotional quotient to create a visual feast,  is undoubtedly impressive while remaining remote.
Jan 28, 2021
Sam Mende's quiet WWI epic 1917 is a cinematic masterpiece, a near perfect war film that appeals to even those of us who don't particularly enjoy war movies ... To put it even simpler, this film is bananas.
Jan 28, 2021
... [C]heck[s] the box that indicates war is, indeed, hell. But this is not the same as actually taking that truth seriously.
Dec 7, 2020
Despite the intermittent cinematographic interruptions to the nerve-wracking immersion in WWI chaos, the movie remains unwaveringly tense.
Nov 30, 2020
Its visual artistry places it among the best historical war films of the past decade or two.
Nov 27, 2020
The film's final hour loses steam and is beset by more than a few narrative lapses it ultimately can't overcome. Still, this is a worthwhile epic best seen on the big screen.
Sep 23, 2020
Although it hardly goes beyond being technically bold, it still is quite admirable in its ambition.
Sep 17, 2020
War is hell and Sam Mendes's hell is quiet and real and intimate and suspenseful and you feel it in your bones long after you leave the theatre.
Sep 17, 2020
At this current level of Hollywood production, expressionistic British militarism is all the same to me and it's worn me out...