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1917 - Review
Release Date: January 10, 2020
Director: Sam Mendes
Stars: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Colin Firth, Andrew Scott
Plot: A soldier must cross enemy lines and deliver a message to another battalion before they are destroyed
Clint Says: Drop everything and go see this in theaters now
What a film.
This is one of the most exciting, riveting, suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat movies to come out in several years. I haven't gripped the arm rests this tight since I saw THE WALK in 2015. (That was the movie about the guy that did a tightrope walk between the twin towers).
I felt like I was holding my breath for nearly two hours. For 98% of the movie you are sure that the main characters are in mortal danger, and you feel it right along with them.
There is one scene in particular where the director did a perfect job of making everyone in the audience feel utterly alone, yet completely surrounded by unseen danger. I literally had a pit in my stomach as I tried to mentally help the hero to safety.
There is a reason why this movie is winning all sorts of awards. It is a phenomenal film. It's one that will stay with you for weeks after you see it. And it is one that you will want to see again.
This is the kind of film that you have to see on the big screen. Your computer monitor will not do it justice. Take the time and the money to enjoy this thriller to its fullest potential.
NOTE: This film had a limited release in December making it eligible for the 2019 awards season.