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All Quiet on the Western Front

War A realistic anti-war epic based on the pacifist novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Seven German youths enthusiastically join the German army after a professor preaches the glories of war. The boys realize how horrific war really is when they reach the battlefield.
Author Review
United StatesUnited States Variety "A harrowing, gruesome, morbid tale of war, so compelling in its realism, bigness and repulsiveness (...) Here exhibited is a war as it is, butchery."  POS
United StatesUnited States
Irene Thirer
New York Daily News
"We have praise for everyone concerned with this picture."  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Martin Chilton
Telegraph
"[It] remains an essential piece of social history and a heart-wrenching film (...) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Ian Nathan
Empire
"Despite a little dating around the edges this is a truly superb example of its genre and a cinema classic (...) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
"[It] deserves its reputation as a classic (...) [A] remarkable work"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Jamie Russell
BBC
"Watching 'All Quiet On The Western Front' is as close as anyone is ever likely to get to the horror of the First World War (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
"This classic Oscar-winning tale has lost none of its ability to shock and involve (...) The performances are also exemplary, but it is primarily a film of great moments (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States
Rob Humanick
Slant
"[It] may well feature the most ambitious sound design of the early talkies (...) The rawness of the audio eradicates any lingering notion that war is romantic or exciting (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
United StatesUnited States
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
"The definitive World War I motion picture (...) 'All Quiet on the Western Front' does the [best picture] award proud (...) Rating: ★★★½ (out of 4)"  POS
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