1917 Summary and Synopsis

Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to this World War I epic. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones' Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake's own brother among them. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers. 1917 Wiki

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1917 (2019)

1917 Comments & Critics

1917 Movie Reviews

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- Not worth the money2 star

I got slightly offended that the main actor looks ugly, but the storyline is at a crawl and boring to the point I rather be doing my taxes. Don’t waste your money

- Amazing5 star

Felt captivated the entire time from start to finish, each moment as if your standing live in-person and can truly feel the hard work put into this film. Perfection sums it up.

- Loved it5 star

By far one of the greatest movie I’ve seen, and the one shot motion was incredible.

- Very har for me to get into2 star

Most war movies I amable to have an emotional connection the characters, but not with this movie.

- Boring2 star

it's kinda boring

- Best movie ever made that my opinion on5 star

I love every bit on this movie it was beautifully made I recommend watching it if you haven’t seen it

- Fantastic5 star

Fantastic cinema and story. Highly recommend

- Exquisite5 star

Absolutely one of the most moving and well told stories I’ve ever watched unfold on screen

- Pure talent5 star

The acting, the soundtrack, the suspense...it’s all sooooo good. The one shot makes you feel like your there and that the tension is real. I’m not sure how they did it but it is for sure a masterpiece.

- Very Strange Tale - Obviously Fiction!2 star

The film started off well, but as it progressed, there were just too many strange events that didn’t mesh with the timeline of the story (a critical aspect). I purchased the movie based on so many good reviews, thinking I would want to watch it again, but I was sorely misled by those reviews. Beautiful scenery, excellent camera work, but the story is so noticeably unbelievable, it’s not worth a second viewing. This is a disappointing work of fiction that attempts to be credible, but come midway through the film, it’s a miserable downhill failure to the finish line, biting off way more than any audience could possibly chew!

- Spectacular!5 star

Don’t miss this Great War epic! It has a great soundtrack. It’s stunningly shot and choreographed from beginning to end and surprisingly emotional. It had great acting throughout. A classic to add to the pantheon of World War I movies. The 4K Dolby Vision is a treat!

- 19172 star

Very, very slow Quit half way thru

- Boring1 star

Wow. If someone was trying to make a boring movie about WWI about characters you don’t care about who don’t do anything interesting then mission accomplished. If that’s what you want to watch then this is the movie for you.

- Strangely overrated2 star

Highly overrated, is my conclusion. The artifice of the simulated one-take hampers the proceedings, leading this viewer to look for the hidden cuts as a respite from desperately trying to empathize with the main characters, who are uninteresting and at one point terminally stupid. Big-name cameos swoop in with tantalizing memories of better films they've been in. It all feels quite empty and artificial.

- Different but in a Great Way5 star

One of the best movies I’ve watched! Highly Recommend! 🙃

- AMAZING5 star

at first, i didn’t think this movie was gonna be something that i liked. but after i watched it, i was stunned. it left me at the edge of my seat, and i could take my eyes off the screen. i absolutely recommend you watch this movie!!

- Wow.5 star


- Good but maybe not quite great4 star

I liked it. Cinematography is obviously very impressive, but at times it doesn’t serve the scene very well, and you really notice it when it doesn’t fit. That’s the missing star for me, is the break from immersion when you notice that the gimmicky one-shot style doesn’t work well. In some scenes it’s quite brilliant though, like moving through the trenches. Acting is on point, story is pretty good, all in all it’s worth a watch and maybe a buy if you like the one shot gimmick.

- Pleasantly Surprised5 star

This movie was both amazing in context and beautifully shot. I loved it.

- Amazing ww1 movie5 star

I enjoyed this so much and him risking his life for his brother 👏🏽

- Aweful1 star

If I could give it Zero star I would.

- honestly a masterpiece5 star

I didn't particularly know what to expect going into this movie. I would love to say, from a movie nerd like myself, it was WONDERFUL. I only wish I saw it for the first time in theaters. The score is beautifully done, major props to Thomas Newman. The cinematography is something I've never personally seen before and it was so well executed. Although not "action-packed" like one would expect from a war movie, I believe this film was accurate and more real than any I've seen so far. GREAT acting, great story-telling, overall 10/10 would recommend. If you're someone who doesn't enjoy "slow-burn" type movies, I don't know if this is the one for you, however if you can appreciate history and good movie-making techniques, this is a must watch!

- Great movie5 star

I liked the movie and it’s in my top 3 war movies like The pianist, and Saving private Ryan.

- Great scene setting and solid story5 star

The way the set have been done for this movie, and the "one-take camera" style give this an interesting variation on the standard combat film. The story is not earth-shattering, but it is satisfying. It's cool to see new approaches to the classic war film. Dunkirk had. a unque approach too, and I loved that, but 1917 I think will be less polarizing. As a weird aside --- as odd as it may sound, this is a good movie to watch while on a treadmill, because a lot of it takes place following walking/running characters in a third person view :)

- Average and overrated2 star

Sure the visuals were nice but this is an obvious and inferior rip off of Saving Private Ryan, not to mention Band of Brothers which is one of the best WW2 series ever made. I rented it and still felt ripped off, didn't care if the main characters lived or died, it was just not compelling at all. If the depiction of the British is accurate for WW1 I am not sure how the Germans lost.

- Great movie5 star

The story was good and it was a suspenseful journey. I loved how it was filmed. Really brings you into the film. Definitely worth watching!

- Oky movie, expectations conflicting3 star

Like the movie mainly because it’s History. The Conflicting come because I assumed it was a “Saving Private Ryan” high octane type movie. Is this the movie or directors fault by all mean “No” not at all but overall good movie well scripted and good actors/actresses.

- Great movie5 star

Great movie, I highly recommend it

- Perfect Movie 💯5 star

1917 is very nice.best movies in 2019

- Great5 star


- Bland2 star

Brought into the hype and rented this movie. It didn’t live up to expectations. There are tons of better war movies.

- Excellent movie!!!!5 star

Best movie I have seen in a long time!

- AMAZING5 star

i have watched this movie five times now and it gets better and better. the cinematography is absolutely amazing. sam mendes did a great job. one of the best war movies i’ve ever watched. i also cry every time i watch it.

- Nice picture3 star

I like the way the movie was filmed, but I’m not fan how it ends. Could have more emotion on the ending. Recommend!!!

- Perfection5 star

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie this good

- Yo if yk5 star

Is not the best but worth watching it

- Best War Movie since Private Ryan!5 star

My father in law and i bond over war movies and we both loved this movie so much! Our hearts raced and even though we knew it was a movie, we were so concerned with the characters survival that we found ourselves yelling at the tv.

- A great war movie..5 star

The best war movie i’ve watched since the Spielberg/Hanks days. Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, The Pacific. 1917 stacks up to these film/series. A great story and a captivating watch from beginning to end. The main actor’s role is amazing. He crushes it.

- absolutely brilliant5 star

i don’t normally enjoy war movies, but this is an exception. wonderful actors and stunning visuals! would highly recommend!

- Great Movie5 star

Best war movie that’s been released in years. The filming is incredible.

- Mmmmm, very nice5 star

Nice very much is

- excellent5 star

very good movie.

- GEORGE MACKAY!!!!5 star

This has quickly become my favorite movie of all-time. I have watched it about ten times now. The direction by Sam Mendes and cinematography by Roger Deakins are both absolutely incredible and well deserving of all the praise they have received. I feel like the acting in this stunning and emotionally moving film has not been properly recognized. George MacKay gives such an outstanding performance from beginning to end. Although I have no military experience of my own, I feel so connected to George’s character, Lance Corporal Schofield, because of his flawless acting. It is so effortless and natural for him and I am just mesmerized by his skill. I see and feel every emotion in his eyes. When he breaks talking about how difficult it was going home to his family, it kills me every time! His devastatingly numb expression in the truck following the events at the farmhouse, as though time has completely stopped around him. Just breathtaking! Dean-Charles Chapman is also perfect in his role and I love the performances given by Colin Firth, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Richard Madden in much smaller roles. I am also obsessed with the emotive, raw, and gorgeous score by Thomas Newman. I LOVE THIS MOVIE SO MUCH and look forward to watching it as many times as I can :)

- Excellent movie5 star

You must watch this movie. Excellent story!!

- Wow factor5 star

The screen play was amazing

- Well done5 star

I really enjoyed this one. Constantly moving along and visually made you feel how awful war time must look and feel. The actors were brilliant in this one.

- Great movie5 star

5 stars

- Top 55 star

If I made a list of my favorite films of all time, this would undoubtedly be in my top 5

- By Bloody Awful!1 star

While the visuals are quite good and interesting, the story line /plot is awful and disorganized, and the ending is a bit of a letdown. It's like a marathon mission run to nowhere with moments of boredom and dullness to the point that I was wishing I was watching Dunkirk; never again will I trust the Brits to deliver a war time story; absolutely pathetic; just glad my rental fee was free!

- Wonderful5 star

Great film.

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Ri.C.B. - WOW5 star

of positively Homeric proportions, extraordinary

Manning2072 - Fantastic5 star

A must watch movie! 👍👍👍👍

GuitarClassical - Like watching a movie based on a video game3 star

Contrary to popular opinion, I thought this movie was just fair. It reminded me of one of those video games where you go through tunnels or mazes and shoot. Watch for the booby trap! Jump over the pit! The cinematography looked over-worked to me - again almost video-game like. Three stars is generous.

bEAn ;) - Incredible5 star

The film is absolutely spectacular and well done. The smooth transitions, effects, and the phenomenal acting brought this story to life like none other. I highly recommend this movie!!!

Pokemon boy n momma - Love this movie5 star

It a great movie

Papi12345653 - Well made and realistic4 star

Loved the fact it wasn’t another Hollywood CGI hit movie with terrible script. Feel like you’re there living the realistic experience.

Tom Sellect - FRANCAIS5 star


AlexThibodeau - Best movie ever5 star

People complaining because it isn’t dubbed in French... It’s not meant to be watched in French guys! Anyways, most emotional and atmospheric movie I’ve ever seen and the best production I’ve seen. Shout out to the crew!

StarAction - A Touching Story4 star

Those of you who want to see explosions and body parts flying across the horizon stay away, this is not for you. Yes, this is a war movie but this film is more about love, compassion, sensitivity and loss. The acting was absolutely superb. The story was touching. The music was angelic.

Irishman74 - Worth Every Penny5 star

This was a phenomenal movie. Period.

GuyQC - Pas disponible en doublage français2 star

Bien dommage que ce film ne soit pas doublé en français. Il est seulement sous-titré. Apple se permet de l'afficher comme étant un film multilingue en français, c'est bien navrant. Je trouve très décevant qu'Apple n'offre pas beaucoup de films et de séries en français.

Nipinik - 19171 star

Je l’ai acheter pas de piste sonore en français...très décevant pas pouvoir visionner en français

Juliaevelyn - YES5 star

Best war movie

vhytfyf - Awesome5 star

Yass I. loved it

Andrew west vlogs - Filming5 star

The filming was so cool!!!

Karamia54 - Mind blowing5 star

I have no words. Really, this is such an outstanding movie. George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapmen left all other actors this year at the starting gate. Don’t understand why they were not nominated for best actor & supporting actor. Sham really because they acted. A must see movie.

Icantbelieveitsnot.... - 4 scenes. It is amazing!5 star

For us it seems like only 4 breaks in filming. As you cruise into the first 15 minutes, you feel a tension.... scientists believe it’s because we are so used to active style film making with different angles, shots, and breaks. Here, Faces becoming pale before your eyes, planes flying in ‘real time’ as your heroes walk and talk... fights, real human angst followed by realization then with resignation to their fates... Wow 🤩 This is one film you’ll never see the back of someone’s head talking to who the camera is focused on and realize it’s dubbed in as the voice doesn’t match the jaw movements. It’s not a thrilling film but keeps you poised on edge of wonderment as you realize what an amazing feat has occurred here. It’s as if two hours of their lives were shared in a moment with you as you walked and lived with them. Language is a bit surprising as they acted a bit more proper back then (so my grandfather said... perhaps the directors grandfather knew a different batch of soldiers). Not for kids but I think they might get bored anyways because of the filming style.... not enough sponge bob action but real human interactions. This film doesn’t deserve an Oscar for the film but for how it was filmed. It is AMAzing!


A race against odds and time with lives at stake all to deliver a message, this epic story reveals honour and sacrifice in the face of terror.

Lysias*Malachi - Awesome Movie.5 star

Tense. Emotional.

ur mom is really gay bro... - BEST FILM I HAVE EVER WATCHED5 star

The film is literally recorded so i looks like it was took in one shot. They won best film in the golden globes for a reason.

The6Lord - This was freakin epic5 star

and really intense

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CDTkhoun - Great movie5 star

Best war film of the year!

123456kjk - Wow5 star

Really great movie the one shot method was great and well put into a great perspective

G-Man/201G - Expertly Made5 star

Absolutely, unquestionably one of the best war movies based around the World Wars that I have seen. Tells an amazing story, full of excitement and puts you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Every bit of this movie is brilliantly made! HIGHLY recommend!

RicWild - Good cinema photography yet very predictable…a bit ridiculous2 star

The movie looked great! And, that is about it. Plot was very evident and wife called the ending like 7 minutes into move. Oh, and if you are a in the military or know battle field protocols and tactic…it is ridiculous…over all the movie is about a C maybe a C+…the blatant disregard for any tactical logic makes it rather annoying indeed.

randyasu - Spectacular5 star

I am not really a war movie fan, but this film is fantastic. Every aspect is top notch: cinematography, editing, acting, writing, scoring. Simply superb.

glottolotto - Great5 star

They did everything right with this movie. Wish there were more films like this.

bishnu sbd - Don’t buy this movie5 star

This is not IMAX movie Do not donate your money to iTunes

PayWhoYaOwe - Did you see CATS?2 star

Probably not. But huge budget, novel approaches - all kinds of fuss - everyone hated it. Similar story here - one shot - tons of set-building - everyone loves it. I didn't.

JamesT.Kirk - Good cinematography and that’s about it2 star

No acting, no characters, and a highly implausible plot — with a few details that show how the screenwriter(s) have little idea of what war is like in real life. Stupefyingly predictable and boring.

Dafinator - Really good5 star

Much better than Harley Quinn - just saying. I should’ve bought this and rented birds of prey instead of the other way around. This was filmed so fluidly and very consistent. Was really great to watch. Sad movie but good movie. Definitely recommend.

ehhitsokay - It was ok.3 star

It was a lame effort compared to Saving Private Ryan. If you need to kill two hours then it will do just that. I found myself bored.

Twitch user - Great movie!5 star

Definitely a good film. Give it a watch.

1granola - Must see!!5 star

I may be overhyping this a little but I just love these types of movies!!

mkrum23 - 19175 star

masterpiece of a film all one scene was amazing. the shots were great the war was great

Ask&Seek123 - Held my attention4 star

Was an interesting look into that past, fictional story but portrayed the hardships of this work and weird fighting style of trenches in the middle of no where. Well done, good scrip, would have been crazy amazing if it had been a true story based on actual documented events.

Nicholas becerra - 1917 entertaining war movie5 star

This war epic is a masterpiece throughout Sam Mendes used one take throughout the whole movie which was clever but neverthless this war movie will not be forgotten I loved it.

meldropper130 - Incredible5 star

I watched this film at the theater and purchased on Apple. Amazing film! Watch the extra features to appreciate the making and the story behind this movie.

joedotbrown - Movie great! Rental bad. No extras.2 star

I love the movie. I saw it in the theater and wanted to see it again on my 4K TV. But I expected to sit through all of the extra features (during this quarantine). There are none with the rental, so I regret renting it on iTunes.

BigE737 - Not worth the hype2 star

Ana alright fantastical movie with interesting scenery, interspersed with absolutley ridiculous action sequences. More than a few times my wife and I raised the B.S. flag on it- too many "aww, no way!", or "what the?", with the suspension of disblelief completely lacking. Would not recommend this movie.

Swiercs - Love War movies but hated this one1 star

This movie was dull. Nothing kept me engaged. I would not recommend.

lokiito8 - Beautiful graphics1 star

Theirs no action or war at all!

Smitty 68 - Blown Away5 star

I don’t believe I have ever written a movie review, but I am compelled to now. I was absolutely blown away by 1917 — the story, the sets, the music, and, above all, the jaw-dropping cinematography by the legendary Roger Deakins. Masterpiece.

hbjh b - Good but not great4 star

Good story but it needed more action to be great

1489826 - It was ok3 star

1917 wasn’t bad. The cinematography was fantastic and some of the war scenes are great. Had some pretty stupid moments like a sniper missed the main character like 5 times when he was out in the open then when the main character shot back he hit him immediately. Or when he jumped of a waterfall and then it was immediately slow moving water. Music was also really good

El Critico de las Peliculas - Awesome Movie5 star

Rent or buy it ASAP

BondR84 - Wow!5 star

So well put together, everything from the story capturing your attention over and over, to the more than beautiful camera work. I’ve never scene anything like it. The filmography reminded me of the beautiful “Revenant”! Can’t wait to watch it a second time through.

GianniFederico1 - Amazing!5 star

A great movie

Wilbur II - Crazy good.5 star

I hope you were lucky enough to see it in a theater.

hhp96 - Absolutely Fantastic5 star

I love war movies, not because they are entertaining, but because they make me so grateful that there are individuals that are willing to sacrifice their life and/or limbs for others and for their country. Within the first 15 minutes, I was wondering how this movie didn’t win all the Oscars it was nominated for. The one-shot feel of this movie keeps you engaged and wanting to know what happens next. The new must watch.

JRustyW - Total Let down1 star

Terrible, total let down of a movie. Frustrating characters made me angry at their shear stupidity and terrible decisions. No bravery. No courage. British soldiers should be embarrassed by the weak representation. No emotion in the end except I was glad it was over. Dont waste your time on this total let down of a movie.

LSU to BCS Victory! - This movie is Snoring2 star

I was so bored, I snored...... only gave it 2 stars for having Sinestro, Rob Stark, and Doctor Strange.

JckXXvI - EPIC!5 star

Worth it! I love everything about this movie.. ❤️❤️❤️ Welldone!

cire__1 - Boring1 star

Thought it would have way more action for a war movie. It had awesome effects.

Rymarsh - Worth the Rental5 star

If your into war movies or not it’s a great story. Goes back to a different generation of people, they were selfless and dedicated.

Isabella Adulte - World wars5 star

I loved it because it told me about the war. But I passed out 😵 because all of the people who are dead 💀 and so much blood!

Seth Schraut - 19175 star

Honestly one of the best war movies available. Packed with action. I love it and I can’t stop watching it🤩

Sean98Dubs - Overated1 star

I have seen so many bad movies in my life but nothing truly compares to this. I hate this movie with a passion. It put me and all my friends to sleep. I will literally stop at nothing to make sure no one watches this movie.

t_strudel - Bore Fest 😴🥱1 star

Don’t know why this got so many good reviews, but I regret spending the money on this movie. Boring and no action.

MSteinbeck - Cinematography was Incredible5 star

One of my top 3 War movies I’ve seen. Really well done. Will watch it several more times.

awesomebartley8 - Incredible movie5 star

Loved it

Penguin2222 - Phenomenal Epic - of Old and New Cinema5 star

I loved this film about two young heroes set out to do the right thing in order to save 1600 men, one of whom is one of the leading character’s older brother. The film is intense, exciting, and most of all beautiful. This film explores honor, integrity, and sheer determination. More films should be like this. I enjoyed the film immensely the first time I saw it, but liked it even more the second time. If you’ve already seen it then you know why I say that the middle of the movie broke my heart.

Ed5411992 - Save your money.2 star

Not a bad movie but missing a lot of action nothing really exciting just all about delivering a message and that is it. It hardly has any fight scenes doesn’t really show the German army. Only watch it if you like British accents other than that nope. Save your money because you’ll want it back after. I’m shocked that this movie has such good reviews.

vemotorsports - Seriously slow movie2 star

Over hyped movie for sure! Pretty slow and almost pointless. Filming was great but just not what I wanted to see.

JoseV356 - Amazing5 star

Movie made me cry more than twice, beautiful highly recommend to anyone.

chosito12 - It’s not what you think it is2 star

1917 so short of a title, catchy name but no much of what you expect, acting was great but it’s should be called THE LETTER

hleeis206 - First review... wow5 star

Gosh dang what a wonderful amazing film I just watched. This is the only time I’ve felt compelled to write anything about any movie. Thank you to all involved makings this. Masterpiece.

heirogliphics - This is one of if not the greatest movies of all time5 star

I don’t even k ow where to start. The cinematography is absolutely incredible. The acting is so good. The emotion of this movie is real. It has followed me ever since I saw it. It’s so memorable and I’d definitely buy it

laumarie115 - Masterpiece5 star

Phenomenal and exciting movie

Sir2826 - Great movie5 star


iam_kenps - Watch this one5 star

This movie was so good. Saw it in the theater and I couldn’t leave my seat for more snacks

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