1917

Golden Globe Best Picture Winner!

Director: 
Sam Mendes
Year: 
2019
Rating: 
R
Run Time: 
119 mins
Cast: 
Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastics George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers–Blake's own brother among them.

"Perhaps no film can capture the enormity of that war, which left around 17 million dead, and generations to grieve. Director Sam Mendes wisely takes the opposite approach, personalising the experience through two young British soldiers sent on a harrowing, high-stakes, night-long mission, he creates a film that is tense, exhilarating and profoundly moving." - BBC 

"With brilliant, innovative, claustrophobically effective directing choices by Mendes, Oscar-worthy cinematography from the living legend Roger Deakins and strong, raw performances from the two young leads, '1917' is a unique viewing experience you won’t soon shake off. " - Chicago Sun-Times

"The intensity is overwhelming. Every war is hell, no matter when it was fought, but '1917,' which is about a war far removed from contemporary reality, turns out to the best war picture since "Saving Private Ryan." - The Observer

"The burning intensity of MacKay’s face, reflecting the ferocity and futility of war, leaves an indelible mark. His fervor, coupled with the creative passion that Mendes infuses in every frame, makes '1917' impossible to shake." - Rolling Stone

"What makes the vivid film such an astounding effort – and one of the year's best movies – is that it’s edited seamlessly as one continuous real-time take, following a couple of Brits through rat-infested trenches, sniper-filled towns and even empty battlefields where the Grim Reaper’s been busy yet danger still looms." - USA Today

"Mendes has made a film that feels wholly alive. It’s a carefully polished picture, not one that strives for gritty realism. But its inherent devotion to life and beauty is part of its power." - Time