Deathwatch

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Lost deep in the enemy territory of the western front during World War I, allied soldier Private Charles Shakespeare (Jamie Bell) and eight other British soldiers from the Y Company seek refuge in maze of an abadoned German trench. Winding through the twisting tunnels through piles of corpses and hungry rats, the exhausted soldiers decide to hold thier position and await a rescue team. As the soldiers begin to fall prey to an unseen force, one by one thier numbers dwindle and thier suspicions of one another grow. A young soldier who illegally entered the armed forces at the tender age of sixteen, Private Shakespeare must now summon the courage to face an evil greater than he could ever imagine.

Cast

Jamie Bell
as Charlie Shakespeare
Hugo Speer
as Sgt. David Tate
Laurence Fox
as Capt. Bramwell Jennings
Mike Downey
as Martin Plummer
Hans Matheson
as Jack Hawkstone
Rúaidhrí Conroy
as Colin Chevasse
Dean Lennox Kelly
as Willie McNess
Kris Marshall
as Barry Starinski
Hugh O'Conor
as Anthony Bradford
Matthew Rhys
as Doc Fairweather
Andy Serkis
as Thomas Quinn
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Critic Reviews for Deathwatch

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (6)

  • Frankly, it's all tedious on the western front in this bum-numbing bore.

    Jun 1, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • A ambientação chuvosa e lamacenta cria uma atmosfera claustrofóbica, mas o roteiro e os personagens estereotipados não conseguem utilizá-la de forma inteligente.

    Jul 1, 2005 | Rating: 2/5
  • Acting, directing, and production values - all very solid. But there are a couple of major problems that keep Deathwatch from reaching it's full potential

    May 9, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It's horror crossed with a war movie, and if you suspect this might mean it consists of men running around in mud while eerie music plays on the soundtrack, you would be correct.

    Dec 23, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/4

Audience Reviews for Deathwatch

  • Jan 19, 2019
    Techically unimpressive, but an interesting story well-acted.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 17, 2013
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    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 29, 2012
    We went in not knowing what the heck to expect, and ended up being impressed. The movie could have seriously kicked ass if they had done things a little differently, but it had a good cast with solid performances, (including Andy Serkis, Jamie Bell, and "Colin-God-of-Sex" from Love, Actually) and Chris was particularly impressed with the attention to WWI detail. The story was decent, but should have been hyped as a psychological thriller a la Jacob's Ladder, rather than straight up horror.
    Summer W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 19, 2011
    Not sure why this has such a low rating here. This movie was really well done. Great actors. Very eerie setting. Very "Twilight Zone-ish". Apparently, these men were stuck in limbo between heaven, and hell. Wasn't too hard to figure out, in my opinion. Hell won out with most of them...
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer

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