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They Shall Not Grow Old Reviews

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May 17, 2019
A unique cinematic experience that offers a rare glimpse into a nearly forgotten war that has never felt as tangible as it does here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 1, 2019
Peter Jackson has successfully recreated the lost world in the trenches of the First World War. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 18, 2019
That the documentary genre, when it's done well... [is] stronger than any work of fiction is something justly verifiable in this film by Peter Jackson. [Full review in Spanish]
April 18, 2019
The film sidesteps the politics of the war to focus on the common soldiers and their experiences in the First Great War with a wonderful narration and a beautiful technological feat. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 17, 2019
Even if you don't think you are a WWI buff, this remarkable film is an experience you do not want to miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 17, 2019
They Shall Not Grow Old escapes the fiction and documentary conventions to come up with a shocking and moving testimony. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 16, 2019
A potent documentary that is also a technical prodigy in the hands of Peter Jackson and the artists at Weta Digital. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 11, 2019
They Shall Not Grow Old is such an apt title because the experiences of these soldiers are made entirely immediate, through both technical and narrative care.
April 5, 2019
Seeing the visuals and hearing the details from real soldiers who experienced the Great War is something that would have been impossible a few years ago. But with present day technology, It's like going back 100 years in a time machine.
March 15, 2019
Even without the 3D format, it really seems to bring those soldiers and the war alive and into the theater.
March 12, 2019
If you just want to see the result of groundbreaking computer restoration of hours and hours of black and white WWI footage that honors the centennial of the "war that was to end all wars," do see They Shall Not Grow Old.
March 5, 2019
The result is nothing short of a landmark cinematic event.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 5, 2019
A tremendous and sobering work. It honors those who gave up their own free lives that many more might be born into their own.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 3, 2019
There's a lot to debate here, and a lot to admire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 27, 2019
Collapses the gulf between past and present, bringing history to life in one of the most visceral experiences I've ever had in a movie theater. It's extraordinary.
February 26, 2019
It restores images we never imagined could look so alive, but it is also an intense tribute to those who lost their lives during such a bloody war. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 24, 2019
They Shall Not Grow Old takes you to the front lines of World War I and is one of the most visceral and gut-wrenching war documentaries I have ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 22, 2019
"They Shall Not Grow Old" is a nearly great talking-head documentary in which the talking heads are never seen, only heard.
February 9, 2019
Splendid World War I documentary in 3D.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 7, 2019
As astounding as the technical accomplishments of the film are, they don't really register as much while watching it because the story that Jackson has weaved together out of the mass of footage is so absorbing.
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