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Journey’s End Rated 12A

Journey’s End

Dir. Saul Dibb. UK, 2017. 1h 48m. Starring Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield, Stephen Graham, Toby Jones, Tom Sturridge.

Northern France, 1918: a group of British officers in the trenches nervously await orders while fearing an imminent attack from the German front line. A wonderfully acted and poignant British drama based RC Sherriff’s classic play about the futility of the First World War.

‘An outstanding cast savours performing a play that has stood the test of time. Avoiding sentimentality, this is a valuable rejoinder to those who would sugar-coat mass slaughter.’ ★★★★ Andrew Lowry, Empire Magazine

‘Dibb's film at times feels of a piece with Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, from the oppressive immediacy of the camerawork to the heavy, droning soundtrack.’ ★★★★ Ed Potton, The Times