At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers–Blake’s own brother among them.
R (for violence, some disturbing images, and language)
Christy Lemire FilmWeek (KPCC – NPR Los Angeles)-This is a tremendous technical achievement and I was just dazzled the whole time.
Caryn James BBC.com- Director Sam Mendes [personalizes] the experience through two young British soldiers sent on a harrowing, high-stakes, night-long mission, he creates a film that is tense, exhilarating and profoundly moving.
Brian Lowry CNN.com-Yet the tale unfolds with considerable sensitivity, offering plenty of haunting images while capturing the chaos and fear of trench warfare — especially through the eyes of MacKay, in a genuine breakout performance.