All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front ★★★★

All Quiet on the Western Front is a realistic, heartbreaking and well-made war drama about WW1 seen from the perspective of a few German soldiers! I wasn't emotionally invested until about midway through, but the stunning cinematography, filmmaking and performances kept me engaged, and there were some incredible scenes that made the movie stand out for me. The performances are all believable, and the futility and meaninglessness of war, how soldiers who survive end up too traumatized and damaged to live normal lives, and how rich old men exploit poor young men by sending them to kill each other are powerful messages! The movie shows a lot of brutal violence, but it serves the themes and messages, and adds to the realistic and brutal atmosphere of the movie. It's hard to watch, but it's definitely worth watching once in your life!

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