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All Quiet on the Western Front - Review

We're Going Home Someday. 4 / 5

Directed by Edward Berger.

Paul and his friends enlist in the German army. But once on the Western Front, they discover the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Standing tall above other films in its genre, All Quiet on the Western Front is a harrowing and demanding watch that focuses on the impact the first world war had through the eyes of one man.

The action is visceral, the setting is bleak and the result is inevitable which gives the hopeful innocence of the opening an extra level of tragedy. Despite the anguish, All Quiet on the Western Front is without a doubt one of the best-looking films of the year, immersing you in the horrors of the front line. Director Edward Berger and cinematographer James Friend go above and beyond to capture the torment and moments of beauty in the darkness.

Not an easy watch but an unforgettable gem that doesn't deserve to be hidden away by Netflix.

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