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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Oneb's rating of the film The War Game

    Absolutely terrifying. No redemption in this most-likely scenario. Probably the end of earth for eternity.

  2. Walker's rating of the film The War Game

    The most distressing thing ever

  3. Andrew Lang's rating of the film The War Game

    This is visionary, bold, direct filmmaking. The clarity of the director's aim and the willful lack of subtlety shocks you into taking notice. Peter Watkins was never more iconoclastic. Which is why the BBC did everything they could to bury this film, for over thirty years

  4. Joel's rating of the film The War Game

    Woah. A feirce and daring little quasi-documentary full of some of the most haunting moments. It's downright astounding that this film was made for the general public as it has a deeply polarizing message that is perhaps not so subtly told but takes it's message to the ultimate conclusion. Certainly would have frightened me into political action had I seen it at the height of the cold war era.

  5. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film The War Game

    "Oh, where are you coming from, soldier, gaunt soldier, With weapons beyond any reach of my mind."

  6. Richmond Hill's rating of the film The War Game

    Aside from the bold structure - multifaceted docudrama, vox pop, satire, statistics, etc. - what strikes one is the scathing questioning of how, and why, the state would respond in such an eventuality. The horrific imagery of human suffering is made worse by challenging the very society we'd expect to respond in our apparent best interests. It's as much an indictment of 'peacetime' assumptions as it is apocalypse.

  7. S Campbell's rating of the film The War Game

    Its easy to see why the BBC thought it was too strong in 1965 . Even today this film is a brutal punch to the stomach

  8. grotesc's rating of the film The War Game

  9. FISCHER's rating of the film The War Game

    Un chef-d'oeuvre insoutenable ! www.cinefiches.com

  10. smndvdcl's rating of the film The War Game

    Watkins' faux-documentary premise creates powerful polemical statements. 'Punishment Park' and 'The War Game' should be considered as key signifiers of the craft in film history.

  11. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film The War Game

    Most powerful war film i have ever seen.

  12. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film The War Game

  13. Jorge Mourinha's rating of the film The War Game

    Unnerving. https://medium.com/the-flickering-wall/the-past-is-present-74f0ddfde8e1#.dsvzy78pb

  14. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film The War Game

  15. Superfrog's rating of the film The War Game

    Well done but without the impact of, say, Threads.

  16. Stefano Pesenti C.'s rating of the film The War Game

  17. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film The War Game

    "Can you call this a documentary?" "No." http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/05/episode-12.html

  18. Mister No's rating of the film The War Game

    Âge atomique apocalyptique.

  19. Sergiu Scripcă's rating of the film The War Game

    Chilling, even after five decades. Also heavy-handed? Sure. But how could someone not be when dealing with the absurdity of nuclear warfare?

  20. film_lies101's rating of the film The War Game

    Interesting, but decidedly dated as well.

  21. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film The War Game

    Antecedentes, sucesos y consecuencias de un posible ataque nuclear en una ciudad inglesa. Similar a Culloden, Watkins promueve una dura crítica a la Corona y a las políticas nucleares de los entonces países protagonistas de la Guerra Fría.Una reflexión a la conciencia social y el acto negligente del gobierno respecto a sus normativas antes las catástrofes. Lo que no me gustó:ocasionalmente un dramatismo sobreexpuesto

  22. Gerard Corvin's rating of the film The War Game

    Probably my all-time favourite. Demonstrates more eloquently and efficiently than any other film the power of cinema to confront injustice, hypocrisy and human perseverance

  23. El Biffo's rating of the film The War Game

    Very well done. So well done, in fact, that BBC commissioned it, then decided that it was too frightening to show. Watkins is one of the greatest innovators in documentary cinema, (along with Chris Marker). A very real documentary using a fictional premise, as he did in "Privilege", and "Punishment Park".

  24. OutoftheBlue21's rating of the film The War Game

    Scariest film i've ever seen. It reached out and punched my soul.

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