Journey's End Reviews

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April 14, 2018
What's more interesting about Journey's End is its detail.
April 13, 2018
The movie is very strong stuff, offering proof that Sherriff's play is unjustly neglected.
April 13, 2018
Its cerebral message boils down to a "war is hell" theme, a sentiment that's been conveyed more effectively in countless other works. It's a journey that mostly retraces steps.
April 6, 2018
It's like a handsomely constructed, old-fashioned item of furniture, the sort of well-crafted drama that's fallen out of favor but still captures your admiration.
April 5, 2018
Playing young men facing possible, even probable, doom, the actors are magnificent.
April 5, 2018
Lugubrious and anticlimactic, inadequate testimonial to those slaughtered in this pointless battle, and the million more who would die before the war's end.
April 3, 2018
There's a heavy-handed and dated feeling about this version of "Journey's End" - it never really breaks loose from its theatrical origin.
April 2, 2018
Solid performances, especially from stand out Sam Claflin. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 30, 2018
Director Saul Dibb puts us in the midst of the trench warfare that defined World War I.
March 30, 2018
The gritty visuals mostly liberate the material from its confined roots as a stage play, and the sharp ensemble cast ensures that the emotional impact still resonates a century later.
March 30, 2018
Period war movies may be the only genre left that can plausibly ignore the modern (and justified) demand for diversity; the least such movies can do is reveal the cracks in the façade of privilege, and Journey's End does so.
March 30, 2018
The actors are superb at impressing some humanity onto this ugliness.
March 29, 2018
Director Saul Dibb provides a perfectly pitched retelling, capturing the look and feel of trench warfare and doing most of his filming by candlelight.
March 29, 2018
War is hell but we've seen that story before. Journey's End manages to reaffirm the message in a tale that is both harrowing and heartbreaking.
March 29, 2018
By keeping us down in the muck, Dibb and company generate an intimacy rare to war films - and especially welcome in a story so rich in characters.
March 29, 2018
Stagy and deliberate in its pacing, the earnest World War I drama Journey's End provides a wonderful opportunity for its cast members to demonstrate some actorly acting.
March 29, 2018
What might have slipped into cliche feels timeless here, thanks to Saul Dibb's taut adaptation and the cast's understated performances. Fear and distraction approaches theatre of the absurd, especially Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot
March 29, 2018
What does a movie based on a 90-year-old play about World War I have to say to contemporary audiences? Plenty.
March 29, 2018
No mere period piece...Like 'Paths of Glory,' 'Journey's End' proves that the lessons taught by one of the most destructive wars in human history remain potent today, at least when as well delivered as they are here.
March 29, 2018
This taut, emotionally wrenching snapshot of both the mythologies and grim realities of war possesses useful reminders about self-deception and abuse of power, especially at a time when bellicose rhetoric and war cabinets seem to be the order of the day.
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