Generation War Reviews

March 13, 2014
It's as retrograde - if also as perversely intoxicating - as an old Hollywood melodrama.
March 6, 2014
Though director Philipp Kadelbach and screenwriter Stefan Kolditz do touch on moral ambiguities ... they settle comfortably into glib ironies, bittersweet platitudes, and sentiment passing as tragedy.
February 27, 2014
"Generation War" has a texture and an interest that American stories do not.
February 13, 2014
Certainly entertaining, possibly art, not always convincing but most assuredly a soap.
February 3, 2014
In all, "Generation War" has the strengths and weaknesses of middlebrow art-it may be clunky, even embarrassing, but it's certainly never dull.
January 23, 2014
I suppose everything that occurs in "Generation War" is factually possible, even when it's not based on fact. But weirdly little of it feels historically plausible, at least to one foreigner's eyes and ears.
January 17, 2014
The reasons why some Germans have hailed it as a spur to soul-searching may remain opaque to an American watching all 4 /₂ hours in a theater.
January 16, 2014
Overly melodramatic but fairly engrossing ...
January 15, 2014
Serves up nearly five hours of self-pitying Third Reich youth, in a film shot through with heavy ironies and scored as if it were The Shawshank Redemption.
January 14, 2014
As television drama, Generation War is unquestionably effective. As dramatized history, it is pretty questionable.
January 14, 2014
Viewers require more from the plight of these characters ... than the film is equipped to give.
January 14, 2014
Sure enough, you'll be zipped along in the manner of plotty, decently acted binge-watching. Don't feel guilty for expecting a little more.
Top Critic
January 14, 2014
Generation War forces us to see that cruelty and indifference to suffering were not only practiced institutionally but individually, by nice young people to whom we grow ever more attached even as they progressively alienate us.