Winter in Wartime

2011

Winter in Wartime

Critics Consensus

A gripping, handsomely shot World War II melodrama with thriller elements successfully mixed in.

75%

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Reviews Counted: 64

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77%
Average Rating: 3.7/5

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Nazi-occupied Holland, 1945. In a snow-covered village, thirteen-year-old MICHIEL (Martijn Lakemeier) is drawn into the Resistance when he aids a wounded British paratrooper. Michiel's boyish sense of defiance and adventure soon turns to danger and desperation, as Michiel is forced to act without knowing whom to trust among the adults and townspeople around him. Wartime's harsh reality encroaches on childhood innocence as Michiel confronts good and evil, courage and duplicity, and his own burden of responsibility. -- (C) Sony Pictures Classics

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I like this movie quite a bit, but I just felt that there was something missing that would've made it great. I'm not sure exactly what it was, but there was something that completely detached me from the experience. I shouldn't even say that because that must imply I was attached to any of the characters, when I wasn't and that's probably what was missing from the movie. I never had any connection to the characters, so I didn't really care about them in the long run. The movie is well put together and well acted, but I just felt nothing towards the characters. The pacing is also slightly erratic and the last act of the movie feels like a series of unfortunate events that makes this part of the movie come across as hokey. It's a good movie but one that I find is incredibly flawed.

Jesse Ortega
Jesse Ortega

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½

A family is torn apart by loyalties, fear, secrecy and distrust while their freezing little world disintegrates around them. Excellent acting, cinematography for a rare coming-of-age piece. Powerful ending. Really good film!

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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½

Oorlogswinter is a very, very special movie around the themes war, love, trust, friendship from the point of view of a 14-year old Dutch teenager in the last winter of World War 2. Beautiful cold winter-setting with lots of snow and original landscapes; - fantastic music , I loved the music in the movie, unbelievable beautiful. The script has been adjusted very well for the screen, with a suspenseful storyline and depth characters. The performances of Martijn Lakemeijer (Michiel) and Jamie Campbell Bower (Jack) really stand out. For Dutch standards it's produced in very high quality, with great photography and a incredible score. I recommend this movie highly to anyone, especially those who are interested in war stories.

Daisy  Maduro
Daisy Maduro

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½

A compelling, incredibly thrilling masterpiece. More thoughts to come.

Kyle S
Kyle S

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