7.2/10
34,562
107 user 229 critic
Trailer
2:29 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
2,929 ( 47)
1 win & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Untogether (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Andrea is a recently sober writer whose career has stalled since she published her debut novel several years ago. She strikes up an affair with Nick, a doctor-turned-writer who is hailed ... See full summary »

Director: Emma Forrest
Stars: Alice Eve, Jennifer Grey, Ben Mendelsohn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Rafael witnesses Marina - a woman with a glass eye - being attacked on the street by Daniel; her long-time acquaintance since the orphanage, where they were both raised as kids. He rescues ... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo Franco
Stars: Antonio Resines, Maribel Verdú, Jordi Mollà
Abracadabra (2017)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A housewife struggles with her husband after he is possessed by a ghost.

Director: Pablo Berger
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Antonio de la Torre, Priscilla Delgado
Snow White (2012)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.

Director: Pablo Berger
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Emilio Gavira, Daniel Giménez Cacho
Felices 140 (2015)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A group of friends and family reunite at the fancy new holiday home of a woman who is about to turn 40.

Director: Gracia Querejeta
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Antonio de la Torre, Eduard Fernández
27 horas (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Jon, a twenty-year-old boy from San Sebastián, gets up at seven in the morning and, from that moment on, we watch how he lives his friendship with Patxi and Maite, love, family ... See full summary »

Director: Montxo Armendáriz
Stars: Martxelo Rubio, Maribel Verdú, Jon San Sebastián
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ourense, Spain, 1940. Every time that Elena locks the door, she locks her secrets. Her husband Ricardo spend years hidden in his house with his children (Elenita and Lorenzo), trying to ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Cuerda
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Javier Cámara, Raúl Arévalo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In this latest Spanish-language remake of Gregorio Martinez Sierra's classic sentimental drama, a group of nuns find an abandoned baby girl at the doorstep of their convent.

Director: José Luis Garci
Stars: Fiorella Faltoyano, Amparo Larrañaga, Maribel Verdú
Empowered (2018)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a visit to an Indian healer, Paz loses control over what she says and starts speaking out everything that comes to her mind.

Director: Santiago Segura
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Diego Martín, Toni Acosta
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Interwoven emotions and struggles of three women of different generations aiming to build the lives they desire, their own future, love and dreams. All of them lose the love of their lives ... See full summary »

Director: Paula Ortiz
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Leticia Dolera, Luisa Gavasa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Angela and her young son Guille travel to the big city to see Leo, her father and the boy's grandfather, when he suddenly takes ill. However, they arrive to discover that he has just passed... See full summary »

Director: Gracia Querejeta
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Blanca Portillo, Jesús Castejón
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

April, 1940. Manolo, 16 years old, and Jesus, who is just 8, are taken by their older brother Pepe, a lieutenant in the Army, to a sanatorium for children suffering from tuberculosis, ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Jorge Sanz, Maribel Verdú, Verónica Forqué
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jan Kubis
... Josef Gabcík
... Antonín
... Ignác
Sára Arnsteinová ... Woman at 44
... Mrs. Lukesová
... Dr. Eduard
... Bretislav Bauman
... Ladislav Vanék
... Uncle Hajský
... Mrs. Moravec
... Ata
... Marie Kovárníková
... Mr. Moravec
... Lenka Fafková
Edit

Storyline

ANTHROPOID is based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the World War II mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich. The Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler, Heydrich was the main architect behind the Final Solution and the leader of occupying Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia whose reign of terror prompted self-exiled Czech and Slovak soldiers (played by Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) to hatch a top-secret mission that would change the face of Europe forever.i Written by Bleecker Street

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Only Thing More Terrifying Than the Leader of the SS Was the Operation to Take Him Out See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site |  »

Country:

| | |

Language:

| |

Release Date:

9 September 2016 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Opération Anthropoid  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,233,519, 12 August 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,959,288, 16 September 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,216,625, 31 March 2017
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Subject was also covered in Atentát (1965) and Operation: Daybreak (1975). In all three cases, the filming took place in Prague, mostly on the authentic locations associated with this real historic event. See more »

Goofs

When the boy Ata is making a cross in the church he is doing this incorrectly. If he is Roman Catholic he should go from forehead to sternum to left shoulder then right shoulder. If he is Eastern orthodox he would have to go from forehead to navel then right shoulder then left shoulder. He does it from forehead to sternum to right shoulder ten left shoulder. This is not used in any form of christianity. See more »

Quotes

Josef Gabcík: [to Lenka and Marie] Your gonna get yourselves noticed and that gets us noticed... and if we all get noticed we all get killed
See more »

Connections

Referenced in 7 pádu Honzy Dedka: Anna Geislerová (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Stardust
Words and Music by Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Antedote to overblown special effects films
19 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

After months of slogging through big-budget, special effects studio films that were just "fine" all summer, I've finally encountered a hidden gem that is well worth watching.

ANTHROPOID is a World War II film starring Cillian Murphy that tells the true tale of a group of Czech resistance fighters on a mission (Codenamed ANTHROPOID) to assassinate Nazi SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the "Butcher of Prague".

Director and writer Sean Ellis (The Proposal) really breaks through in this taught thriller that is part drama, part thriller and part action movie. Ellis creates a group of real people (the drama part of the film) with real relationships operating undercover in a very dangerous situation (the thriller part) in order to carry out orders to assassinate the #3 in command of the German hierarchy (the action part).

Some will find the first hour of the movie a bit slow as Ellis builds up his characters and their relationships. This turns out to be an important slow burn build-up and really pays off as the action starts heating up the screen and you are really invested in what happens to these people.

The acting is top-notch starting with Murphy, who I looked at in this movie and wondered why he isn't a bigger star. As Mission Leader Josef Gabcik, he is strongly focused on the mission only to find out the real human consequences of his actions along the way. He is ably assisted by Jamie Dornan (who proves there is a real actor underneath the 50 Shades of Gray) as his partner who needs to find the courage to go through with the mission and the always reliable Toby Jones as the head of the Czech underground. These 3 known (at least to me) stars are joined by strong European actors/actresses, most notably Marcin Dorocinski (as a reluctant Resistance fighter), Alena Mihulava (as the woman who hides the resistance fighters), and Harry Lloyd (the ranking Czech officer). Most impressive to me is the work of Czech actress Anna Geislerova (as another resistance fighter). I could not take my eyes off of her when she was on the screen, so had to look her up. She has over 100 credits, none of which is widely known to US audiences (mostly Czech films). I would love to see her do other things.

The acting is good, the script/drama is tight and the action (once it is started) is terrific, showing just enough that you know where everyone is in relation to the others, what they are doing and what peril they are in. Director Ellis avoids going "overboard" and the action is all the better for it. The big studios could learn a thing or two about "less is more" from this film.

I really enjoyed this one - it was a welcome break from the onslaught of special effects that has become the norm in the summer - and I STRONGLY recommend it to you.

A strong 8 (out of 10) stars and you can take that to the Bank (of Marquis)


43 of 57 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 107 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed