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People are calling new Netflix film the 'best anti-war' movie

Jake Massey

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People are calling new Netflix film the 'best anti-war' movie

People are hailing a new film on Netflix the 'best anti-war' movie. You can check out the trailer here:

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All Quiet on the Western Front - based on the bestselling 1920s Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name - was released on the streaming platform on 28 October.

And so far there is a clear consensus that this movie is well worth a watch.

The German-language adaptation has been wowing critics and viewers alike, with many lauding it as the greatest anti-war movie of all time.

On Twitter, one impressed viewer wrote: "The 2022 version of All Quiet on the Western Front may be the best (anti-)war film I've seen in decades. It's stunning."

Another said: "All Quiet on the Western Front is such a powerful and sad film. Best anti-war film I have ever seen."

"All Quiet On The Western Front is one of the best (anti-)war movies I have seen in a while," a third added.

"Perhaps ever. Not everyone will have the stomach for it."

The film has been blowing viewers away. Credit: Netflix
The film has been blowing viewers away. Credit: Netflix

So if you're spending the weekend in and have a spare two-and-a-half hours (and the stomach for it), then you may want to give it a watch.

The synopsis for the movie reads: "All Quiet on the Western Front tells the gripping story of a young German soldier on the Western Front of World War I.

"Paul and his comrades experience first-hand how the initial euphoria of war turns into desperation and fear as they fight for their lives, and each other, in the trenches.

"The film from director Edward Berger is based on the world renowned bestseller of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque."

On Rotten Tomatoes, the critics' Tomatometer score currently sits at 92 percent, while the audience score is 90 percent.

The film has been hailed as one of the best anti-war movies ever. Credit: Netflix/Reiner Bajo
The film has been hailed as one of the best anti-war movies ever. Credit: Netflix/Reiner Bajo

Writing for Awards Daily, Mark Johnson labelled it one of the best war films ever made.

He wrote: "All Quiet on the Western Front is a jaw-dropping film and a remarkable piece of work. It is not only one of the best films of the year but should also be remembered as one of the greatest war films of all time.

"Erich Maria Remarque would undoubtedly admire Berger's graphic take on his lesson in history, hoping against all hopes that one day we will no longer be destined to repeat it."

Meanwhile critic Leah Greenblatt wrote for Entertainment Weekly: "A film that feels both aesthetically dazzling and full of necessary truths: an antiwar drama that transcends the bombast of propaganda mostly just because it's so artfully and indelibly made."

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix

Jake Massey
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