I Declare War Reviews

June 5, 2014
It doesn't help that some of the acting is drama-school awful, a fault for which the directors should be held more liable than the cast.
June 5, 2014
Tweenie woodland warmongering is at the centre of this tonally haywire fantasy satire.
September 3, 2013
Co-directors Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson do little more than repeatedly echo the pic's theme after establishing the basic conceit of Lapeyre's script in the opening minutes.
August 30, 2013
... feels more like a sociological experiment than compelling drama.
August 30, 2013
I Declare War plays like a C-student's final exam essay on Lord of the Flies. Any interest in the game is overridden by the massive amounts of allegory lifted straight from Golding's novel.
August 30, 2013
Lapeyre hints that a game of War might get real
August 29, 2013
Imagination is what these filmmakers could use more of, as their ingenious concept doesn't develop much beyond gimmick.
August 29, 2013
The problem, mainly, is that Lapeyre's kids are stock types: runts, bullies, toadies, a girl with a big crush.
August 24, 2013
The film rarely takes us past its rather obvious conclusions about the potential bestial nature of kids and how that may translate to the larger battlefields.
May 10, 2013
The picture disturbs more than it amuses, but the overall effect is ultimately as scattershot as the ammo.
September 12, 2012
...there's just nothing real at stake here...