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All Quiet on the Western Front Reviews

January 27, 2020
The production and photography arc amazingly good, and the acting flawless.
January 27, 2020
Transcending the slaughter, the bursting shells, and the views of a countryside blasted by battle, there rises the human, personal element, which has been developed with a breadth and a passionate intensity that raise the play to the greatness of tragedy.
January 14, 2018
Lewis Milestone's groundbreaking war film is up with La Grande Illusion as one of the finest humanitarian antiwar movies ever made.
January 9, 2018
The lovely, terrible final image... is as heartbreaking in 1988 as it was a half century ago.
February 20, 2015
The performances are haunting.
February 17, 2015
So magnificent, so powerful, that it hardly behooves mere words to tell of its heart-rending appeal, of its dramatic fire, its breath-taking battle shots in which men stab and kill each other, for the glory of war.
May 22, 2012
The despair-and the artistry-is breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 17, 2009
From such grisly materials the popular cinema is rarely drawn. The film is monumental in the courage that risked its manufacture.
October 16, 2007
A harrowing, gruesome, morbid tale of war.
October 16, 2007
Deserves its reputation as a classic.
February 4, 2007
An ambitious epic of tremendous sweep and scope.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
The film's strength now derives less from its admittedly powerful but highly simplistic utterances about war as waste, than from a generally excellent set of performances (Ayres especially) and an almost total reluctance to follow normal plot structure.
November 5, 2003
One of the most effective pacifist arguments ever committed to celluloid. It is a torturous vision of death devoid of glory.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 20, 2003
Messrs. Milestone, Abbott and Anderson in this film have contributed a memorable piece of work to the screen.
August 24, 1930
All Quiet on the Western Front is the definitive World War I motion picture, the best of a surprisingly small class of movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4