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Enemy at the Gates Reviews

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James Berardinelli
March 15, 2001
As fascinated as I was by the historical backdrop against which the struggle occurs, I found it difficult to care one way or another about which characters lived or died.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 16, 2001
In the end, we're left with the impression that millions died and countries were decimated, all so these two crazy kids could get it on.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 26, 2001
| Original Score: 4/10
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
There's a decent movie buried in here somewhere, but the lousy love triangle and ultimate lack of focus make this WWII drama a bit hard to take.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
Its rarely-seen subject matter has real merit, and I suspect will distinguish the production for some time to come, but "new" and "different" don't necessarily mean "good."
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
Flatulent hero-worship of a man played by a tired-looking actor who deserves funkier roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 15, 2001
Despite a strong cast and occasional flashes of creativity, the cat-and-mouse action thriller by Annaud ... is boring.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 9, 2007
There's never much risk of reality intruding--just a lot of histrionic James Horner music nd plenty of designer stubble on the soldiers' faces.
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
March 21, 2001
What, the actors couldn't manage a few lessons with an accent specialist? Can you even imagine Schindler's List with proper British accents? No. Of course not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bob Bloom
January 1, 2000
It would have been much improved if the filmmakers had shown the courage of Vassilli and jettisoned the familiar subplot and concentrated on the hunter and the hunted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Arthur Lazere
March 14, 2001
Enemy never gets to that visceral place -- you're outside looking in, watching a spectacle of someone else's horror.
Rob Blackwelder
March 15, 2001
While the ambience is enveloping, the all-too-apparent contrivances keep undermining this outwardly strong war picture until its impact is watered down to the level of lukewarm disappointment.
Susan Granger
March 18, 2001
Beware of any World War II movie in which you find yourself rooting for the murderous Nazi!
May 11, 2001
Pudo haber sido una mucho mejor cinta, de no ser por uno que otro elemento que cae dentro del cliché hollywoodense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The trouble with the film is that it didn't work well for long stretches.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 9, 2010
it could have held back on the parts featuring boredom because they did tend to drag the suspense down a bit
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 15, 2001
A simplified 'happy' hero's story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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John Anderson
March 16, 2001
Airplanes arrive as regularly as the groaners in Enemy at the Gates.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
March 16, 2001
After Enemy at the Gates teases us with the promise of something big, it's hard to be happy with a small-scale story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
March 16, 2001
The story hits and misses for more than two hours following its opening artillery bloodbath.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
March 16, 2001
Ted Murphy
April 2, 2001
Enemy at the Gates doesn't quite fall into the same league as classic war films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ebert & Roeper
March 8, 2001
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