Journey's End

Journey's End

By Saul Dibb

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2018-02-02
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Director: Saul Dibb
  • Production Company: Fluidity Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 4.49
6.8/10
6.8
From 36 Ratings

Description

March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches in northern France led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin). A German offensive is imminent, and the officers (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham Tom Sturridge) and their cook (Toby Jones) distract themselves in their dugout with talk of food and their past lives. Stanhope, meanwhile, soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with his dread of the inevitable. A young new officer, Raleigh (Asa Butterfield), has just arrived, fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting – not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former school house monitor and the object of his sister’s affections. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer…

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Reviews

  • Turgid

    1
    By ImSpartacus...
    A dull adaptation of the stage play with some truly uncharismatic central casting, obvious characterisations and very dull performances (with the exception of Paul Bettany, who kicks some life into this clunker). Watch something entertaining with a little flair or meaning instead.
  • Excellent and emotional film.

    5
    By ANDYCOMPUTER
    Exeptional cast with faultless acting. The makers and actors should be very proud of this drama. Claustrophophic trenches and dugouts makes this is a must see for people interested in WW1.
  • Boring

    1
    By oiltec
    No more to be said
  • Truly excellent

    5
    By lollyspike
    I studied the R.C.Sheriff play many years ago at school and always wondered how someone could adapt this material to screen. The cast is perfect. There are so many little moments in this adaptation that show filmmaking brilliance. A melancholy story through, so be sure to be in good spirits before you start watching. On a side note, sometimes I like to read the subtitles to check a character has said, but there are no subtitles on this unfortunately.
  • Captivating

    5
    By Jak Luke Sharp
    Saul Dibbs’ film highlights the true horrors of war, not the patriotic vibrancy of Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, or technicality Kubrick brings with what would be a perfect double billing in Paths of Glory, nor acts of glorified violence audiences have come accustomed towards. Journey’s End showcases the uncompromising and realistic horror of humanistic self-perseveration and survival. It’s an incredibly sombre and frightening tale with its observation of uncomfortable comradely in the face of the inevitable. Shot with a wonderfully constructed claustrophobic eye, with a vast amount of close-ups/tight angles from cinematographer Laurie Rose. Both Paul Bettany and Sam Clafin have finally come into their own, with each respective performance showcase wonderfully poetic opposite roles, especially Clafin who steals the film with such a vastly dark and captivating shine.

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