I went to see 1917 the other day because I was about to cancel my Cinemark Rewards membership and had a movie credit still remaining. It was a credit well spent!

1917 is a throwback to when a movie was just about telling a good story. It didn’t have politics. It didn’t have an agenda. It wasn’t even trying to sell an action figure. 1917 is just a really good film. If you haven’t seen the preview, check it out:


Now, I have to tell you that only saw 5 of the 9 films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, but 1917 was clearly the best of those I saw.  It was inspirational, exciting, scary at time and yes there was a moment when I teared up a bit. 

Director Sam Mendes did an exceptional job with this story. In it, you feel as if you are really embroiled in World War I trench warfare.  You feel the desperation of the characters. You feel the fear. You feel it all. George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman did an amazing job and Richard Madden (Robb Stark in Game of Thrones) is only in the film for a minute but I challenge you to find a better example of the adage, ‘there are no small roles.’

by Chris Doelle

Rating 9 of 10