1917 movie review - Aussieboyreviews


There’s dead bodies everywhere, but the violence in this film is moderate. 1917 is an epic war film about two soldiers who are set on a mission to call off an attack. This stunning movie has great acting and is very entertaining, realistic.


During WWI, two soldiers are assigned the task of delivering an important message that will prevent 1600 men from stepping straight into a deadly ambush.

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Movie details

Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Richard Madden, Benedict Cumberbatch
Writer: Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Sam Mendes
Release Date (Australia): 16 January 2020
Runtime: 119 minutes/1h 59m
Genre: War, Drama
Country: UK
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (MA15+)

The film features strong war themes and depictions of battlefields.

Violence (M)

The film contains brief injury detail, shooting violence and a scene in which a soldier is stabbed which is accompanied by blood detail.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains several uses of “f**k”, “s**t”, “bloody” and “bastard”.

Sex (PG)

The film includes a crude verbal reference to “wanking”.

mpaa rating

R (for violence, some disturbing images, and language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

1917 is a horrifically beautiful depiction of war with tough performances and eye-gripping visuals. Sam Mendes has definitely created one of 2019’s best films. The film is set as an endless shot completely to the brim with realistic details, which are all enclosed by outstanding music and life-like sound effects.

Not only is 1917 one of the year’s greatest films, but it would have to be classed as one of the best war movies of all time. And a lot of that would go towards the beautiful cinematography, which is really hard to not mention since it’s one of the movie’s unforgettable features. The one-shot style and the fact that the actors can carry on with their performances for extended amounts of time is phenomenal.

Another thing that most audiences will also get from 1917 is the feeling. Your heart will be thumping as you remain on the edge of your seat, shocked by the horrors of war. The sound effects, visuals, performances and angles are filmed so perfectly to cause you to feel like you are following the characters through the battlefields.

So 1917 is a true cinematography experience. It’s gripping, entertaining, realistic and memorable — An exhilarating choice for a movie night set in war films.

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