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REVIEW: ‘1917’ Is One Of The Greatest War Movies Ever Made

1917 (Credit: Screenshot/YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcmZN0Mbl04)

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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“1917” is one of the greatest war movies I’ve ever seen.

I’m going to keep this review free of spoilers because it’s simply way too damn good of a movie to ruin for anybody. (RELATED: Watching ‘Band Of Brothers’ Never Gets Old. Here’s Why It’s Such A Great Series)

The plot is incredibly simple. Two British soldiers during WWI are tasked with warning 1,600 men that they’re walking into a trap before they get massacred.

The entire theater was on the edge of their seats from start to finish. The whole thing is one gigantic tracking shot following the two young soldiers rushing to find the men being baited by the Germans.

I’d never seen anything like it before, and it really amplified the suspense. I was hanging by a thread at all times.

1917” was an emotional rollercoaster unlike anything I’ve seen in a very long time. I’m not going to lie to any of you.

 

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The film is a huge punch to the gut at times. I noticed a handful of people tearing up at different points.

Once you see it, you won’t wonder why it had such a powerful impact. Trust me, there’s no romanticizing war in “1917.”

It’s just brutal, and there’s no other way to put it. It’s an absolutely brutal look at WWI. I’d encourage you all to see it.

 

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It’s one of the greatest war movies ever made, and it deserves the attention of everybody.