April 1917, the Western Front. Two British soldiers are sent to deliver an urgent message to an isolated regiment. If the message is not received in time the regiment will walk into a trap and be massacred. To get to the regiment they will need to cross through enemy territory. Time is of the essence and the journey will be fraught with danger.
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays
Review: By comparison, there is hardly a moment to be had in 1917 in which Mendes is not calling out for viewers to notice all the technical brilliance on display. Taken on those terms, the film is undeniably impressive—Roger Deakins is one of the all-time great cinematographers and his work here on what must have been a fiendishly challenging shoot is as impressive as anything he has done.
Verdict: Worth the Popcorn