They Shall Not Grow Old
A deep look behind one of the most bloody conflicts across ages, World War I, which killed almost seven millions civilians and ten millions military personnel. The movie comes in the 100th celebration of ending this unfortunate war with new scenes that have never been showed.
Critics Of "They Shall Not Grow Old"
Daily Mail (UK)
November 09, 2018 Jackson uses film and sound archive to their greatest imaginable effect, marrying incredible moving pictures with more than 150 personal testimonies recorded decades after the carnage, played one after another for 100 enthralling minutes.Read in Source
November 09, 2018 In this remarkable documentary, Peter Jackson has applied his heavy bag of cinematic tricks to archive footage.Read in Source
October 16, 2018 Nothing feels too sentimentalized or sanitized, but nor is it sensationalized for extra shock value either. These are the true accounts of survivors, after all, mostly talking decades after the events and grateful to be alive.Read in Source
London Evening Standard
November 11, 2018 They Shall Not Grow Old is stupendously humane, the polar opposite of propaganda.Read in Source
November 11, 2018 There's a poignant eeriness to this modernization of WWI footage: we are looking into a past that feels touchably close and immediate like never before. But this is a novelty. A solemn one, but a novelty nonetheless.Read in Source
October 16, 2018 Perhaps surprisingly, with a blockbuster merchant at the helm, little here is rousing or sentimental; the film's mordant intimacy of perspective endures as stoically as the speakers themselves.Read in Source
October 16, 2018 They Shall Not Grow Old arrives as clinching proof of just how far Peter Jackson has traveled in three decades.Read in Source
The Arts Desk
November 11, 2018 Four years in the making, this feature-length documentary is an ingenious creation indeed.Read in Source
London Evening Standard
November 09, 2018 Jackson would surely concede that the act of slowing and colouring in the archive film is a means to an end. It is a way of bringing the story of the men who fought 100 years ago back to life, and it works brilliantly.Read in Source
November 11, 2018 Jackson has done something quite remarkable: using 21st-century technology to put the humanity back into old movie stock. The result is utterly breathtaking.Read in Source
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