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Enemy at the Gates
Some Men Are Born To Be Heroes.
Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
"A single bullet can change history."
In the context of this film, they aren't wrong.
As a bit of a history enthusiast, it was by chance that I came across this film. And I'm glad I did. The game of cat and mouse played by the Soviet Vassili and the German Major is orchestrated beautifully. It's intensely elegant and choreographed like a ballet dancer creeping and tiptoeing gracefully past their opponent in the hunt for glory and for the sight of the other man's head skewered.
The film relies on basic inferrance to paint a bigger picture. It's not just about the game. It's about the political aspect of the war and how big a part propaganda is. Hitler didn't…
Probably the most intense and thrilling game of hide and seek ever. A Russian sniper, who becomes a legend during the battle of Stalingrad, has become the target of a German sniper that is sent after him to crush the morale of the Russian army and its people. This is basically Jude Law and Ed Harris trying to draw each other out for about 2 hours, and isn't it exciting! These actors are both magnificent with Jude law showing incredible emotion to become every bit the hero as his character. Lets face it, Ed Harris in anything as a bad guy is worth watching and I was also impressed by the performances from the jealous best friend Fiennes, and love…
Another movie I was recommended by a couple of my friends and it didn't disappoint.
A WW2 movie about a young Russian sharpshooter and his one-on-one game against a German one. Sounds like a recipe for disaster ? Well they pulled it off pretty well, if you ask me.
The most striking feature about this movie would be the visual and the music. They were enough to keep me engrossed for over 2 hours. Jude Law & Ed Harris do a great job with their roles but I quite didn't like Rachel Weisz in this. Overall a movie worth watching once, if you are into WW movies.
The music is way, way too bombastic. Kills many scenes that could have been effective with little or no music at all. The special effects are pretty great, though and the film is very brutal at times. Just a pity that there is sort of an artificial feel to it. Doesn't help to have Joesph Fiennes in a leading role. He really isn't that good of an actor. Ed Harris is a highlight, though. Always is.
While it's (at times) as subtle as a brick to the face and almost as propagandist as the regimes it criticizes, 'Enemy at the Gates' is a well shot, solidly acted piece of entertainment. Ed Harris and Jude Law are the main attractions, but Jean-Jacques Annaud's fluid and realistic shooting style helps keep our minds away from the unnecessary romantic triangle plot elements. As most of the critics have said, the film is at its glorious best when it focuses on the sniper battle between Harris and Law. If it had been more focused they might have had a classic film on our hands.
Zapped through the channels and saw this was on. Just as good as I remembered it. One of the best WW2 films out there.
Nicely staged but there's nowhere near enough plot for the running time (the love triangle especially feels tagged on). Ron Perlman and Ed Harris actually hurt the thing by showing up just how bland the three weak leads are, though Bob Hoskins takes one for the team with a cartoonishly bad showing.
Um belo (mas triste) filme com um joven Jude Law que mistura romance, guerra e uma batalha acirrada e particular entre os dois melhores atiradores de elite - um da União Soviética, o outro, da Alemanha.
A somewhat fictionalized account of the siege of Stalingrad by the Nazis during the final months of 1942, and the heroics of sniper Vasily Zaytsev which helped boost the morale of the Russian troops. Here, Zaytsev is played by Jude Law, and he performs well in the role. One of the flaws of the film is that none of the characters is particularly well presented and fully formed enough to make a viewer connection. Still, it is the tension of the cat-and-mouse game between Zaytsev and German sniper Erwin König (played by Ed Harris) that keeps the movie progressing at a level to keep you watching.
"Hasznodra leszek: Megmutatom neked, hol az őrnagy."
I like this film!
Φανταστικό.Η τραγωδία του πολέμου που σκοτώνει ήθη,αξίες,φιλίες,έρωτες.Ένα ατέλειωτο κυνηγητό 2 τόσο ίδιων και τόσο διαφορετικών ανθρώπων. Η ατάκα "πάντα θα υπάρχουν άνθρωποι φτωχοί και πλούσιοι σε χαρίσματα,φτωχοι και πλούσιοι σε αγάπη" αντιπροσωπεύει σχεδόν όλη την ταινία.Κάτι παραπάνω απο απλά μια ιστορία για τον 2ο παγκόσμιο.
Weak and muddled. The leads don't make you empathise with their characters. Way too long.
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