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 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.
March 3, 2019
There's a lot to debate here, and a lot to admire.
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 1, 2019
It's a true act of revival.
February 1, 2019
For the first time, those jittery, frenetic figures in ancient newsreels look and move like people you know.
January 31, 2019
"They Shall Not Grow Old" shows that actually seeing something is different from knowing it intellectually, or even from imagining it. The effect of this is moving and profound.
January 31, 2019
Peter Jackson has taken a mass of World War I archival clips from Britain's Imperial War Museum and fashioned it into a brisk, absorbing and moving experience.
January 30, 2019
In this profound documentary event, Peter Jackson creates digital miracles-in 3D yet-to revitalize archival footage of World War I until faded history comes to vivid, vital life. You won't believe your eyes.
January 30, 2019
For whatever reason, "They Shall Not Grow Old" has the effect of a window that has never before been thrown open so wide.
January 23, 2019
Now, 100 years later, the dead speak to us. And finally, we can understand...to a degree.
January 18, 2019
It is a film about soldiers, and one of the best ever made on the subject.
January 16, 2019
It's just images and the voices of those who were there, telling their own stories.And the result is riveting - an immersive, haunting and often transcendent experience that's unlike anything you've ever seen before.
Top Critic
January 10, 2019
As a work of ethical, empathetic exhumation, They Shall Not Grow Old is a model.
December 21, 2018
A powerful tribute to every veteran and one of the most empathetic portraits of war ever created.
December 21, 2018
The technology Jackson deploys is so advanced that the documentary, which has been colorized and enhanced, captures a surprising degree of character and realism.
December 16, 2018
"They Shall Not Grow Old" is a tribute paid by the present to the past, and what a gorgeous gift it turns out to be.
December 14, 2018
An achievement, an experience, and a remarkable tribute.
December 14, 2018
Once again, [Jackson] has translated something that's growing ancient into a series of images and ideas a modern audience will be able to grasp. And if we can make sense of the image, we can hopefully make sense of the horror it portends.
December 14, 2018
By thoughtfully employing cutting-edge technology, Jackson has instead created an essential portal connecting audiences of the present to his subjects in the past.
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