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Overlord Reviews

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June 27, 2016
A glimpse of both the inner life of the soldier waiting for combat, and the literal reality of the most devastating war the world has ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 19, 2014
[...] Overlord's vision of war is still unlike that of any other fiction feature: more jarring, and more awe-inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 19, 2009
A film that slipped through the cracks.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 5, 2006
An unknown classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 21, 2006
Overlord feels like a small but vivid tragedy inside an epic container.
July 14, 2006
The overriding themes of the film are never broadly stated but are subtly revealed, and the horror and reality of war are quietly played out on both the human and panoramic levels with disturbing effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 14, 2006
Though made 31 years after D-Day, the dramatic scenes have the period look of a '40s movie, which links them perfectly with the stunning archival footage.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 13, 2006
Overlord, a prize-winning entry in the 1975 Berlin Film Festival, deserves to join the pantheon of essential World War II combat movies.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 11, 2006
It's still a feat of period filmmaking. More than that, Overlord's revivification of a wasteland Europe offers up a powerful whip lesson for the postwar complacent.
June 3, 2006
A majestic, somber work about war.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
June 2, 2006
Cooper gives it the right understated, unheroic feel.
June 2, 2006
It's an extremely clever weave of components, combining, almost flawlessly, the dramatized and the archival, the result being a hybrid of forms.
June 2, 2006
Combines its newsreel and fictional footage so effectively that it has a greater impact than all fiction, or all documentary, could have achieved.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 29, 2006
The film plays like a 1950's B-movie with artistic pretensions.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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