1917 (Theatrical Release USA 2019)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì 

1917 sits among the best World War I films produced. While Hollywood usually focuses on World War II films, this movie becomes a real treat for the war movie fan as its focus is a time period not often produced within the film industry. The film easily becomes a must watch and creates good discussion material after viewing. Both actors, George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman. earn their dollars with good acting and portrayal of World War I military personnel. Watch for cameo stars who make shorter appearances in the film—Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, and Richard Madden.

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An examination of the role of runners delivering messages from one military division to another during World War 1. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Sam Mendes for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall, and Brian Oliver for making the film possible. Characters/cast include:  Lance Corporal William Schofield (George MacKay), Lance Corporal Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), Captain Smith (Mark Strong), Lieutenant Leslie (Andrew Scott), Lieutenant Joseph Blake (Richard Madden), Lauri (Claire Duburcq), General Erinmore (Colin Firth), Lieutenant-Colonel Mackenzie (Benedict Cumberbatch), Sergeant Sanders (Daniel Mays), Major Hepburn (Adrian Scarborough), Lieutenant Richards (Jamie Parker),  Lieutenant Gordon (Pip Carter), Lieutenant Gordon (Pip Carter), Lieutenant Hutton (Michael Jibson), Colonel Collins (Richard McCabe), and Captain Ivins (Justin Edwards). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This covers the role of messengers traveling cross country during wartime and suits not only the war movie fan base but also appeals to the wider audience who may gain a wider appreciation of the conditions where humans have exercised great courage, endurance, and commitment to duty. The story is very well done and completely earns its watch.

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