Westfront 1918 (1930) - Rotten Tomatoes

Westfront 1918 (1930)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Westfront 1918 Photos

Movie Info

In the final moments of World War I, a platoon of French soldiers is sent off on a dangerous and ultimately pointless mission. This intensely wrought, highly emotional German anti-war drama comes from auteur director G.W. Pabst. Alternative title: Comrades of 1918.

Watch it now


Claus Clausen
as The Lieutenant
Fritz Kampers
as The Bavarian
Jackie Monnier
as Jacqueline
Hanna Hoessrich
as Karl's wife
Else Heller
as Karl's mother
Carl Ballhaus
as The Butcher Boy
View All

Critic Reviews for Westfront 1918

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

The truth of the movie is all in the trenches.

January 9, 2018 | Full Review…

The always protean Pabst made a brilliant adjustment to sound.

May 10, 2005

The thinking man's All Quiet on the Western Front. A coruscating portrait of the transcendent desolation caused by war.

October 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Rather than force common war story beats onto the characters, Pabst employs a more observational tone. His camera was free to move along the surface of the trenches, giving the full wide expanse of what the soldiers were experiencing.

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

remains a powerful testament to its physical, psychological, and spiritual horrors

February 5, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Though Westfront 1918's plot lacks the conventional pacing of the similar American production All Quiet on the Western Front, its narrative is thoroughly modernist as a breakdown of coherence and context.

July 31, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Westfront 1918

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about Westfront 1918!

Westfront 1918 Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features