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There's love in war as Vassily connects with a woman soldier (Rachel Weisz), but she is also loved by Danilov (Joseph Fiennes), the Soviet officer who promotes his friend Vassily as Russia's much-needed hero. This romantic rivalry lends marginal interest to the central plot, but it's not enough to make this a classic war film. Instead it's a taut, well-made suspense thriller isolated within an epic battle, and although Annaud and cowriter Alain Godard (drawing from William Craig's book and David L. Robbins's novel The War of the Rats) fail to connect the parallel plots with any lasting impact, the production is never less than impressive. Highly conventional but handled with intelligence and superior craftsmanship, this is warfare as strategic entertainment, without compromising warfare as a manmade hell on Earth. --Jeff Shannon
The story is based on a true story of a Russian sniper against the best of the German snipers focused on the battle of Stalingrad.
The hero gets his rifle (a very bad thing for Wehrmacht officers), but the film never develops into the sniper movie action-oriented viewers expect.
It's a powerful film... But its a powerful film that can be marred by the fact that certain scenes are embellished for the sake of the story.
Why Hollywood has to stick love scenes in a war movie is beyond me. With that said, I finally purchased this movie for my library of favorites. Read morePublished 40 minutes ago by DarylD
Must not be missed at all. One of the greatest war movie of all times. Tense and thrilling.Published 7 days ago by Doctor reviewer
One of my favorite war movies. I wish there were more WWII movies that focused on the eastern front. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Justin
Based on a true story; not for the squeamish; of course which war is.
Superb action and acting. Must see for war afficionadoes.