All Quiet On The Western Front details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Lew Ayres, Ben Alexander, Arnold Lucy|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - War, Drama - War|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
|Collections:||American Film Institute's top 100, Best Picture Oscar Winners, Book Adaptations|
All Quiet On The Western Front
|Run time:||2 hours 5 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Feb 2005|
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A Good ReadBy Someone from Lancs , 25 Nov 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]I had heard of this film being a classic but somewhere in the back of my mind I thought it was a German black & white film which means that this is a remake. I started off thinking that the film was slow but, after a certain point, I could not put it down, just like a good book. There is enough in the film for it to portray the reality of war and it has the added twist that it is filmed from the German side but it could not be accused of portaying gratuitous violence. All the harsh realities are there without any one of them being dwelt on for too long. The film made its point and then moved on. If you like a good read then this film should be for you.
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thought provokingBy olddown (5 reviews) , 06 Dec 2012More of history lesson than entertainment; but interesting nevertheless Well made considering when it was made and it was thought provoking
Dated, but still comtemporary.By Eldar (9 reviews) from Beckermet , 09 Jun 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]The film style is obviously dated, but the content isn't.
Certainly well worth watching, you can sense how war was viewed 80 years ago.
One of the better war films.
Aged almost as well as the bookBy Mareen (7 reviews) , 22 Jan 2012For an 80+-year old movie, this has aged surprisingly well. I do love the book, which has the same, or even more of that timeless quality. By modern standards, there are some very heavy-handed moments in the script, but for me that's more than made up by the general subtlety of the violence/carnage - it's a relief to see a war film that doesn't show close-ups of exploding craniums to drive home its point.
Is Saving Private Ryan a disney film .... after this it may as well beBy Youngandhopeless (18 reviews) from newcastle , 15 Jul 2011Considering the fact this film is not far off being 100 years old it is stunning. A film that by todays standards is still one of the harshest and most graphic of war films. With scenes that make saving private ryan look like a disney picture. This is simply unmissable.
RENT OR BUY THIS NOT REMAKEBy peewak (9 reviews) from Runcorn , 26 Jun 2011THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1930 CLASSIC NOT THE CHEAP LATER RE-MAKE WITH(RICHARD THOMAS)
THIS WELL BETTER WELL MADE THE STORY LINE IS PERFECT,ACTING GREAT.