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This movie is an absolute insult to those who fought and died at Passchendale. Paul Gross should be ashamed to inflict this drivel on any audience. So much was so painfully wrong with this film that it was laughable.
|1/10||arac2@ - first review|
13.5.2013 - age: 36-49
It was an ok movie, a few gory parts and a funny sex scene while the war was going on. Pretty good battle scenes and it showed you how bad the WW1 war actually was.
|7/10||chrispinnington@ - 16 reviews|
4.2.2012 - age: 18-25
I absoloutly adored the movie. Not only did it portray the battle front but the home front as well and keep in mind that both aspects combined make for a wonderful movie.
|9/10||hola@ - 2 reviews|
9.12.2011 - age: 13-17
This film presents a real moment in Canadian military history. Like all fictional films, it builds a human story around a tragic WW1 battle. It just so happens that it comes out of the mind of Paul Gross who recounts a real story his grandfather told him when fighting that same battle. For Canadians, it is a must see. The film also counters the head-in-the-sand Canadian intellectuals in who create their theories of Canadian peacekeeping from windowless rooms in some academic office. Canadian peacekeeping is noble. But it is dead. Prior to our noble experiment in PeaceKeeping there truly was a Canadian military history that has been hidden by politically correct claptrap. This film redresses that injustice. Go see it.
|9/10||gsaville@ - first review|
26.4.2011 - age: 36-49
Amazing. Fantastic. Beautiful, extraordinary.
|10/10||geekgold18@ - first review|
6.2.2011 - age: 13-17
Omg you have to go and see this movie oh my god I cryed but it is so great!
|10/10||family_affaire2@ - first review|
17.11.2010 - age: 13-17
This movie is well done to the point in witch it shows how the Canadian army during world war one done what no one expected them to do. This show how the vets during all the wars and peace keep duty's what they have done and keep doing. Well done on this movie.
|9/10||balnesjw@ - 93 reviews|
28.3.2010 - age: 26-35
Paul Gross did an amazing job with this movie. Great Canadian film!
|9/10||liz_warman@ - 62 reviews|
25.4.2009 - age: 36-49
Apart from a couple of very well crafted battle scenes, this film has more in common with The Little House in the Prairie than a real war movie. These men deserve better than this lousy picture. Someone please explain, how could it win the Genie for best picture?
|1/10||60rachel@ - 20 reviews|
I teach World History. I highly recommend it for my students. I like the scenes of war along with the scenes of romance. The acting by Paul Gross and Caroline Dhavernas was great!
|10/10||dhicks@ - first review|
19.3.2009 - age: 36-49
Well what can I say? I love the fact that this is a Canadian production and how it shows a part of our Canadian history as well as the true devotion of our soldiers. I could not help to notice that there were french Canadian soldiers in the film which had a very humbling effect on me. Even though it was a smaller budget film, I was taken aback by the war scenes because they seemed so real and well performed that it really captured the horror of war. Well done!
|8/10||annick.custeau@ - 94 reviews|
12.3.2009 - age: 26-35
A movie coming from Paul I thought would have been a good war action movie with (as most war ones do) a toss of some useless love story. This movie had the potential to become what a WWI saving private ryan, but instead it turned out to be a slow paced movie that tried to be more of a romance then a real gritty war movie that has you drawn into the "im there" feeling, instead it was a romance with some gritty war scenes thrown in to make it LOOK like a good movie. Sorry Paul try again or let speilburg and hanks do the history telling. Guess it shows that to make a good war movie you should have a genuine interest in that war or military history. On a positive note it did resemble what the "home front" would have resembled, but that should be left to hisotry channel and not a movie to be entertained by.
|1/10||dan1939@ - first review|
5.3.2009 - age: 18-25
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So I really enjoyed that this is finally a Canadian war film and not an American, although you can't top "Saving Private Ryan" or the mini series "Band of Brothers" not a chance. I thought that the depiction of Passchendaele was perfect but really not a fan of the end of the last fight scene, come on, did that really happen. If it did please somebody show me some citations on it, cause to me there is no way both sides stopped to as (Paul Gross) ran up and pulled that kid down and let them walk back, BULL. Pretty much ruined the movie.
|6/10||gfront@ - first review|
7.2.2009 - age: 18-25
Like many Michael Bay films, this Paul Gross film completely misses the point. World War 1 wasn't a love story. It was a story of hell on Earth. I didn't wait 23 years to finally see a war movie involving Canada only for about 20 minutes of actual war storytelling. However... The battle scenes are the best I've seen. Unfortunately they're only at the beginning and end of the movie. Those scenes alone are worth paying for.
|6/10||powers@ - first review|
5.2.2009 - age: 18-25
Truly one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I actually found it painful to sit through.
|2/10||hrorrcal@ - 8 reviews|
9.1.2009 - age: 36-49
To weak to be a classic. Seemed more like a production of Corner Gas!
|5/10||keithcoulson@ - first review|
30.12.2008 - age: 50+
I loved it! Be ready for a love story/war movie combined. If you are expecting just one or the other you will hate it. But what a final battle scene. So many dead to build a country, yet really for nothing. A realistic ending.
|9/10||clifforda@ - 92 reviews|
26.12.2008 - age: 36-49
The best Canadian made movie yet. It clearly shows the challenges that were faced in WW1.
|8/10||oiler99@ - first review|
25.12.2008 - age: 26-35
Extremely accurately portrayed battle sequences. The love story is very well done as well. I think that this movie will soon become a classic.
|10/10||orkelly@ - 80 reviews|
20.12.2008 - age: 50+
It was well done. My DAD was in WWII and from his account of war I feel Paul Gross did an excellent job portraying what life was like for a soldier.
|8/10||xavier_mom@ - first review|
8.12.2008 - age: 36-49
Very well done film. Very good acting, screen play, editing, script, special effects / set design / costumes (wardrobe), casting. Canada's version of Pearl Harbour. As good or better. 7.8 outta 10.
|7/10||in_thebigpicture@ - first review|
7.12.2008 - age: 26-35
This movie was very well done! Character development, I thought, was well balanced. It's not too heavy on the romance either, which can kill a movie essentially about war... I would agree with the other reviewer who says not to pay attention to the horrible reviews - it really is worthwhile to see. I'm proud to call it a Canadian production :)
|7/10||squaawk@ - 10 reviews|
7.12.2008 - age: 36-49
Most of the movie seems to have nothing to do with the battle at Passchendaele. The battle is well done, but is slapped on the very end. The ending is too soppy. Come on Paul. Is this the best you have in you?
|5/10||jhutt@ - first review|
Passchendaele was the best movie I have ever seen. It was the greatest movie. It was very sad but happy. Very intense. Best Movie went to see it twice in theatres and wanted to go see it 20 more times. Best movie. David soo hot. Best movie.
|10/10||shivers_91@ - 4 reviews|
7.12.2008 - age: 13-17
Could have been SO much better. The writing was weak but acting good.
|6/10||librarylil95@ - first review|
This was an amazing Canadian movie, I highly recommend it!
|10/10||mrstisane@ - first review|
5.12.2008 - age: 26-35
I thought this movie was very well done. Paul Gross did an excellent job in capturing the story line and making it realistic... kudos to Paul. A must see for all Canadians.
|9/10||nobutterplease@ - 4 reviews|
4.12.2008 - age: 36-49
Courageous and inspiring. One of the best war movies I have seen, and the fact that its Canadian makes it all the better.
|9/10||mx_james@ - first review|
4.12.2008 - age: 18-25
Boring, confused story-line, and stupid sex scene.
|2/10||ludwigsh@ - 2 reviews|
1.12.2008 - age: 36-49
Very detailed and realistic. Shows what really went on in the war with the corruption and death.
|9/10||radical_calum@ - first review|
27.11.2008 - age: 13-17
I thought that I was going to see a movie that touched base on the historical facts of the war/the Canadian effort with a love story twist... not the exact opposite. For the few moments (and they were very few) that the movie actually showed scenes from the war, I was entertained but otherwise I found the acting poor at best, the plot slow (almost fell asleep) and the overall movie a total waste of money. A complete loss of 2 hours of my life that I will never regain.
|1/10||cheina_macarthur@ - first review|
26.11.2008 - age: 26-35
Incredibly powerful film!!! Codos to Paul Gross for an incredible job! We need to remember those who fought and those who died to give us our freedom. We need movies like this remind us of our heritage and the proud history of our Canadian soldiers.
|8/10||bep.howe@ - first review|
25.11.2008 - age: 36-49
This film depicts battle field war footage I have seen in documentaries. The battles have one feal the horrific experiences our soldiers did face in WWI. The film, as does most Canadian productions, also embraces in part of its script. A more simple and romantic period. I'd say that this beats American style war films by a long shot.
|10/10||stingray21955291@ - first review|
24.11.2008 - age: 50+
Considering "12 oclock high"," Private Ryan" "Alls Quiet (1)" as 8-9,Passch. is a 7-8 as a war movie. The love story detracts. I mean a quick boink during the battle? Come on. What did that add? The battle scenes were equal to anything in the other 8-9's. You must choose your genre to make a great movie. In a war movie it is the male relationships that are NB. Consider how subtle and low key the home front was handled in SPR, even AQWF, and not even touched in 12OH. I am proud of this Canadian movie and thanks to all who made it but it could have been a "contendah". Incidently, apropos of the 100 lost in Afghan., consider the 60,000 lost day 1 Somme. To equal that today, the US would have to suffer 300,000 casualties in one day incl. 100,00 KIA. See how mindsets change? Thats why history is so tricky to understand.
|7/10||dmmckee@ - first review|
24.11.2008 - age: 50+
Excellent and Brilliant Movie!! A must see for ALL Canadians. Just in time for Remembrance Day. Well Done! Makes me an even prouder Canadian.
|9/10||geckrogers@ - 4 reviews|
23.11.2008 - age: 36-49
Love this movie!! I'm seeing it for a 3rd time, honestly, it's the best movie I've ever seen, GO SEE IT!!
|10/10||_smiley@ - first review|
23.11.2008 - age: 13-17
Canada makes very good period films and this one was well done. Poignant. Thoughful. Honest. Reminds us of of our history... And the symbolic lesson we are left with again and again in this film, is there is no greater gift, than the giving-up, the sacrifice of one's human life. It is compared to the sacrifice of Christ's life that was sacrificed for the freedom of all, to live again.
|8/10||lgelectric@ - first review|
22.11.2008 - age: 36-49
Strong acting, and the character development was strong. Sure wouldn't want to join the army after seeing this though. War is hell.
|9/10||braktooth@ - 9 reviews|
21.11.2008 - age: 26-35
Better than an American Hollywood War Epic as it seems so authentic.
|9/10||choney5442@ - first review|
21.11.2008 - age: 50+
Every woman who likes a love story that is not cheesy it is a must to see...
|9/10||annemagee@ - first review|
UNBELIEVABLY bad. I had such high hopes. They should change the name of the film to "Calgary" since that's where most of the action takes place. 90% of this movie is about recruiting on the home front, falling in love on the home front and FINALLY going to war for someone he loves. Truly moronic writing and disgustingly overly sentimental. I think Paul Gross' character says it best in the film "I'm just not good at pictures". Never a truer admission made.
|1/10||dantique@ - first review|
19.11.2008 - age: 26-35
By telling one man's story Paul Gross has reminded us that all of the men lost at Passchendaele once lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, loved and were loved. This was a riveting and fascinating movie.
|10/10||kerfuffled@ - 2 reviews|
19.11.2008 - age: 26-35
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Well. After reading these reviews and seeing the majority either loved it or hated it I had to see if for myself! Okay, those that said it was a 0-2 need to get a reality check! All I can say is, the guy who said he was in the military obviously must have a desk job and hasn't seen any kind of real war and the history teacher, well... I don't know what history books you have been reading but you didn't get the point of the movie at all (there actually was accurate history there)! And the person who said there was only 5 minutes of war in this movie must have slept through most of the movie! Yes there was a love story or two intertwined into the story but it wasn't a "chick flick" as one person stated either! In the first and second WW many young men did go to war to prove they would fight for their country and they were determined to protect loved ones by doing so and they did. Many men did try to hide medical conditions so they could go to war as it did here. Oh yes, and my favourite comment of all was making out on the battle field... first of all, they weren't "on" the battle field they were in what they believed to be in safe territory, second of all, many of the nurses and the soldiers became lovers and were passionate about it because that is all they had, each other. What I saw here was Gross trying to help us understand the hatred that went on, the love that was so hard to live with, the hurt that everyone felt and the deceit and betrayal that we see in everyday life still. This movie was very realistic to the times and conditions during WW1, if anything, the part when Dunn killed the young man at the beginning was the only unrealistic part but only because of how he killed him. My husband (who has been involved with the Armed Forces for over 30 years) came with me and he was very impressed with this movie and the realistic details if portrayed. Don't listen to these negative people who wouldn't know a good movie if it hit them between the eyes! There is only one other movie I have gone to where there was dead silence throughout the movie right to the very end when everyone walked out speechless and that was the Passion of the Christ movie. If you want to experience the love, the pain, her hardship, the deceit, the power, the sorrow and the horrors of war then this is a great movie to see! It was very heart wrenching and touching at the same time. It portrays who the after effects of war can play games with your mind and how it can cause everyone pain and the after effects are with you for ever! Go see it... you won't regret it!
|10/10||cindy.alpha@ - 4 reviews|
18.11.2008 - age: 36-49 - 2 replies
Stark and graphic battle scenes mixed in with a touching love story. A drama that brings to light an account of Canada's past that needs to be told.
|8/10||theledge@ - first review|
18.11.2008 - age: 50+
Horrible Movie. Early comments are right. It is a chick-flick love story. I heard before I saw it that it had battle scenes to rival that of "Saving Private Ryan". What battle scenes? Not worth your time or money.
|2/10||noah.allison@ - first review|
18.11.2008 - age: 18-25
Bad acting... didn't flow well. The 'love story' was not believable. Just a bad movie.
|3/10||lmprawdzik@ - 5 reviews|
17.11.2008 - age: 26-35
This film is so poorly written that it is hard to understand how it is even in the theaters. It is an insult to all of the Canadians who fought and died at Ypres. This film is basically about Paul Gross the director and writer who made himself the star of a lame love movie. I want my money back! I will never ever watch anything by Paul Gross again. Total waste of time.
|1/10||kenny@ - first review|
15.11.2008 - age: 36-49
This movie is worth seeing. The personal story is rather mundane but the battle scenes are extremely well done. Gives you an idea of the sacrifice Canadian soldiers made in the first war. Well filmed.
|7/10||greg.graves@ - 6 reviews|
15.11.2008 - age: 36-49
Thought that one would see more on the "real-thing". A bit "soapy" Paul but scenery is excellent. Thanks Alberta.
|6/10||myhrdshaw.ca@ - 5 reviews|
15.11.2008 - age: 50+
Compelling movie - not all the glitz and glamour, but certainly a well made movie with an important story to share. I have never been to a movie where the audience sits through the final song and the credits in silence. Well worth seeing.
|8/10||jo_bobe@ - first review|
15.11.2008 - age: 50+
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