All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front ★★★★½

With a story as solid as All Quiet on the Western Front has, it’s no surprise that this film manages to succeed as much as it does. To my surprise, I was taken back by how heavily they relied on visual aesthetics, managing to make one of the darkest periods in modern history look like an arthouse film. I’ve seen a few versions of this same tale, but this one stands out among the rest, both in how graphic it is, but the ability to translate this anti-war story into something that’s hard hitting. This story may have been done before in the past, but this certainly is the best iteration thus far. Very worthy of checking out.

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