solharv’s review published on Letterboxd:
It’s as wide as an ocean, and as deep as a wading pool.
1917 exemplifies three of my pet-peeves with Hollywood:
1. Manipulative scores
2. Cool but ultimately reductive gimmicks
3. Stunt Casting
The fact that despite all of that I left the cinema thinking “Hey, that was pretty good” is a testament to it’s technical brilliance if nothing else.