Journey's End Reviews

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April 20, 2020
Director Saul Dibb doesn't quite succeed in making the drama feel fresh, but this is a sensitive and handsomely performed adaptation.
November 8, 2018
If it's not pacifist, it's certainly a profoundly anti-war statement about men under ultimate stress. One hundred years on, it's never too soon, never too late for that idea.
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 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.
March 30, 2018
The actors are superb at impressing some humanity onto this ugliness.
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
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
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.
Top Critic
March 21, 2018
Nothing happens and everybody talks incessantly.
March 16, 2018
Saul Dibb's World War 1 tale of British soldiers in the trenches is a bleak, sobering experience that puts audiences through a wringer. It's also an emotional powerhouse you will not forget.
March 16, 2018
Journey's End does justice both to the horrors of war and to the spirit that can sometimes, somehow, transcend it.
March 16, 2018
An intelligent, meticulously crafted drama about British soldiers in the trenches of World War I.
March 15, 2018
Antiwar films don't have to be great to be worthy; this one is very, very good.
March 15, 2018
This new film doesn't have a particularly new take on the material. It's Journey's End, told again, and told quite well. So whether or not it will astound you has a lot to do with how familiar you are with the source material.
March 15, 2018
For a movie based on 90-year-old source material, "Journey's End" works remarkably well.
March 15, 2018
A rattling sound design and the cinematographer Laurie Rose's excellent use of low light aren't enough to make the experience immediate.
March 14, 2018
Though set at a specific moment in time, the film could be about terminal cancer patients or condemned prisoners, a deeply felt catalog of the behaviors of men who know they're about to die.
March 13, 2018
Is there any artistically compelling reason for the existence of the latest adaptation... Not really, but it's a good play, once again providing juicy roles to fresh and established talent. That'll suffice.
February 2, 2018
Think of it as a really, really, little gem.
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