A War (Krigen) Reviews

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May 7, 2019
A War is an emotionally powerful film, a thought-provoking, intelligent film which looks at both the challenges in the field and at home during wartime.
April 8, 2019
Lindholm's film is one of the best movies about recent Western interventions into the Middle East, and a great post-9/11 war movie in its own right.
April 5, 2019
Writer and director Tobias Lindholm proves once again how strong of a writer and director he can be and "A War" is one of his strongest films yet.
November 3, 2018
While the film fails to plow new ground in the war genre, it's meticulously crafted and wisely interprets pragmatism as a double-edged sword.
August 6, 2018
In both a very literal and abstract sense, A War represents the universality of the human condition when put under extreme pressure and the lengths one is willing to go to in times of despair.
November 5, 2017
While this isn't anything groundbreaking or earth-shattering, there are a handful of aspects that make A WAR something to see - so long as you don't go out of your way for it.
October 25, 2017
The virtues of A War are also its biggest deficit: a leisureliness and inevitability that drain the effect from what is otherwise a solidly constructed drama.
October 25, 2017
An almost invisibly crafted film that manages to be both original and startlingly topical by addressing the highly emotive subject of soldiers being tried in civilian courts for decisions made or acts carried out in the heated chaos of war.
September 15, 2017
This is an important film and should be seen.
July 14, 2017
Lindholm anchors this conflict in our own empathy for the characters, so that we find ourselves in the same murky moral ground as Claus.
December 31, 2016
With intense and contained performances, particularly by Asbaek and Novotny, A War depicts a moral dilemma that is as complicated as it frustrating.
December 19, 2016
[In its early stages,] it is absorbing and occasionally tense. Its second half, however, is disappointing.
December 13, 2016
If A War can't, at the last, land the gutpunch of its predecessor, it scores points enough to provide a worthy watch -- and to confirm its writer-director as among the preeminent agonised consciences in contemporary world cinema.
December 12, 2016
Deeply troubling and appropriately ambiguous, A War is a fine and sobering movie.
December 5, 2016
Pilou Asbk is extraordinary, a bundle of tense, scared misery and self-hatred.
November 29, 2016
In human terms, A War's moral calculus might seem a bit off, but the point certainly hits home -- in the age of "precision" remote-controlled weaponry and guerrilla ambushes, war crimes have become all too easy to commit.
November 11, 2016
Observant Afghan war drama.
July 26, 2016
[The] performances, and the flawed humanity they so expertly convey, stay with you long after the closing credits, as does the question of what you would do if placed in the same situation as their characters.
June 13, 2016
With A War, Lindholm is once again content working in a sparse visual mode that leaves room for his performers to inject some passion into the film.
May 15, 2016
There is no Hollywood heroism or sentimentality here, and the ethically ambiguous courtroom scenes that climax the film provide no easy resolution, either.
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