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April 29, 2017
The slow pacing of this film makes it an excellent choice if all you want is to sit with your computer on your lap to help you fall asleep. And fall asleep, I did. Not once, but several times. I always went back to the last scene I remembered but the connections among the characters is fuzzy and I doubt if being alert would have improved the movie.

The pacing is glacial and it is difficult to determine how much time has past until the end, when the main character, Sarah Lewis, signs her name as among the dead in her family's Bible.

Iwan Rheon is as creepy in this film as he is in Game of Thrones. What his character is supposed to represent is beyond me but the murkiness can be laid at the feet of the director. What was with the business of placing something under a rock in the side of a bridge? And Tom Wlaschiha as the German officer who supposedly had fallen in love with Sarah was just too stilted and too unattractive to make anyone believe in him.

Although little was asked of Andrea Riseborough as Sarah, she found a stillness in the role that matched the glacial pace of the picture. The outstanding performance was Sharon Morgan as Maggie, who seemed to want to be the heart of the film.

I just don't understand why George thought Maggie's horse was a collaborator or did he? Oh, well, it only wasted a Saturday night.
½ April 28, 2017
Devoid of character, plot, or substance. The movie dragged along with story lines that all petered out. Had potential unrealized.
½ April 28, 2017
Fails to capitalise on its intriguing premise and the pacing is painfully slow throughout.
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½ April 24, 2017
Possibly one of the most boring films ever made.
April 23, 2017
An awful movie that does not deliver on any level. If you like wistful pensive people staring wistfully into the distance, you might like it. Nothing wcwe happens despite dramatic tension implying it will. It is not possible to post a spoiler for this. Do not buy the war scenes in the adverts and trailers; nothing ever happens.
April 22, 2017
This film slowly evolves into a romantic dream. If you like to get lost in the quiet and have no expectations - if you are patient - there are epic moments "power of now" silence where thought, emotion, and dialogue slip from one lost moment to another. In most scenes gentle, in many hauntingly moral and surreal - a transverse of time ... a mist of dignity and a depth of love are woven and unwoven through the spacious silence and beautiful acting of Andrea Riseborough and Tom Wlaschiha.
½ April 20, 2017
Don't waste your time
April 17, 2017
Being a fan of alternative history, this movie (based on a Welsh novel) sounded interesting. Germany has invaded Great Britain after D Day has failed in 1944. Germans occupy a Welsh valley where all the men have left to join the Resitance (?). Also, involved is an ancient map hidden in a cave that Himmler covets. It is an odd movie
February 10, 2016
Very well done, but confused about the ending.
½ June 3, 2015
Wonderful novel, but the film just fails to capture the subtle tension.... a close miss.
November 14, 2014
A great premise for a movie as the plot explores an alternate history where D-Day was a failure and Britain has been invaded by Nazi Germany.
This could have been a great thriller about an underground resistance but it moves at a snail's pace. It's beautfully shot but the whole film focuses on the unlikely relationship between a Nazi officer and a young woman who has been abandoned by her husband and it lacks pace which means I lost interest several times.
January 28, 2014
The concept is an interesting one. The execution never really captivates.
November 26, 2013
Beautiful and haunting. Brings all the right issues of tough choices, exacerbated in war time. Just a useful reminder that war ain't no good...
October 1, 2013
Just rubbish. Most of the film is long shots of people looking miserable or having flashbacks. The little dialogue there is, is barely understandable. Kept thinking, any minute now it it will all make sense and liven up.
July 16, 2013
Although cold, benefits from underlying the nazis beyond the obvious stereotypes and also from Riseborough's, Morgan's and Wlaschiha's superb acting
March 28, 2013
Dreadful. The only "resistance" was from my eyes trying to tear themselves away from the screen.
January 18, 2013
Intriguing idea and some heartfelt performances cannot compensate for the complete lack of pace, limp script and lack of message behind this alternate history of failed D-Day landings.
November 4, 2012
More of an advert for the Welsh Tourist Board, the scenery is beautiful and developed, the plot sadly isn't
½ September 10, 2012
Staggeringly boring. Should have resisted watching it
July 22, 2012
slow burning infact very slow burning but good. Andrea Riseborough is excellant she will be a huge star, sheen was wasted.
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