They Shall Not Grow Old Reviews

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December 11, 2019
What a superb way to remember the centenary of the end of the war. Hail Peter.
December 11, 2019
They Shall Not Grow Old is, at once, a technical marvel of historical importance, a deeply moving personal story of real-world heroes, and a timeless reminder that the atrocities of war must necessarily be avoided at all costs.
December 11, 2019
In the now-total absence of those who witnessed the War, They Shall Not Grow Old feels like it will open audiences up for a new type of human connection with that era of our past.
December 11, 2019
No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, it's worth a look, to help make sense of the past and the role it played in creating our current world.
December 10, 2019
It's like sending a 21st century filmmaking crew back to the turn of the last century to create an epic tale of intimately personal scope.
December 10, 2019
You're liable to leave the theater with the strains of "Mademoiselle from Armentieres" ringing in your ears and visuals that will haunt you, possibly for years.
December 10, 2019
They Shall Not Grow Old proves surprisingly involving, given that 50 percent of the footage involves closeups of British tommies, who've clearly never heard the word "dentistry," chomping on cigarettes.
December 10, 2019
This is as close as we can get to a full immersion into one of the most horrifying and ultimately pointless wars in modern history.
December 7, 2019
It's very compelling to hear these men talk about what they went through and the horrors of World War I... Very interesting, very moving film.
July 11, 2019
This film is an indelible tribute to the soldiers who, as they put it, had a job of work to do, and did it.
July 8, 2019
While difficult to watch, They Shall Not Grow Old is a loving tribute to a grandfather from his grandson and to a generation of young men who fought bravely and survived.
July 2, 2019
They Shall Not Grow Old is probably the finest thing Peter Jackson has had his hand in since Heavenly Creatures.
June 21, 2019
The effect is to take something as enormous and incomprehensible in scope as a world war and make it shockingly intimate.
June 4, 2019
Although some might recoil in horror at ... coloring old footage, the way it's done is really quite remarkable and makes this ... footage look ... as if it was just shot yesterday.
May 18, 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.
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 18, 2019
Even if you don't think you are a WWI buff, this remarkable film is an experience you do not want to miss.
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]
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