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66 out of 90 people found the following review useful:
Excellent film, 6 November 2008
Paul Gross' Passchendaele provides a unique perspective of the Canadian
effort during the First World War. Those who are expecting just battle
scenes will likely be disappointed.
For those looking for character development, some romance, an
interesting perspective on recruitment pressure, and yes -- AMAZING
battle scenes -- then yes, this movie is for you.
As a Military History student, I had no issues with the historical
accuracy of the movie. Paul Gross based the first 5 minutes on his
grandfather's story, and the rest is historical fiction. In general, it
is an excellent representation of the period, and certainly provides a
much more realistic version of the soldiers' perspective on war in 1917
than many other war films out there.
I highly recommend this film.