A War (Krigen) (2016)
Critic Consensus: Tense, intelligent, and refreshingly low-key, A War is part frontline thriller, part courtroom drama -- and eminently effective in both regards.
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Critic Reviews for A War (Krigen)
The haunting and stark A War may be [Tobias Lindholm's] most striking and effective work yet
Writer-director Tobias Lindholm's latest is a microcosmic and finely wrought war story in which everyone has their reasons.
Ethically challenging and occasionally brutal, "A War" explores the dicey nature of decisions made in the heat of battle and the grim consequences that may follow.
It's intense without becoming simplistic, and the actors stay focused as the viewpoints shift.
Only in the second half, after the commander is accused of a war crime and returns home to stand trial, do these two worlds merge and their respective realities clash, with sobering results.
Audience Reviews for A War (Krigen)
After a rather clumsy first hour that feels a bit too static and even predictable in its unfolding, this great naturalistic war drama surprisingly grows in its second half to raise intelligent and relevant questions about the kind of ugly decisions a good soldier can make in the line of fire.