Shot and magically stitched together ostensibly as a single continuous take, Sam Mendes delivers a riveting, edge-of-your-seat nail biter that is brutal, awesome and yet so very human.
In a world that teeters precariously on the cusp of war every now and then ‘1917’ successfully reminds us about the perils and futility of the act.
With a tense ambient score, a great cast and some surprising cameo appearances, the WWI film is true IMAX experience that is as immersive as it is an impressive technical achievement. Roger Deakins has outdone himself. The only flaw – an interval break that jolts you back to reality.