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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.
This film will always hold a special place in my heart. I love the dank, gritty and almost comic book like chaos of Stalingrad here, and secondly, I love the cat-and-mouse like duel that takes place between the Russian and German snipers.
It may be over the top and it may be a little bit silly, but none can deny that this movie is a whole lot of fun! Standout here for me is Harris, as the grizzled German sniper vet.
"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…
Set during the battle of Stalingrad in World War II, Two snipers from opposing sides hunt each other down. Stars Jude Law, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes, and Rachel Weisz' ass.
Decent plot. Everything else was okay, except for Joseph Fiennes -- he was terrible. I could not stand watching him, nor hear him talk (his accent was a disaster). In my opinion he ruined what could have been a great film. Not Jude Law's greatest performance, but that man sure is sexy as fuck though. Despite only having less than 10 minutes of screen time, Ron Perlman shined brighter than everyone else in the film. Ed Harris should play more villians.
Rachel Weisz' ass. Rachel Weisz' ass. Rachel Weisz' ass.…
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.
'zEnemy at the Gates' tells its tale over the pivotal Battle of Stalingrad where over a million Russians lost their lives to repel the German advancement. The Russians at this point were throwing boys as young as school kids into the battle and arming some of them with nothing. It was an attempt to create wave upon human wave to overrun the Germans. The Battle of Stalingrad was a decisive moment in WWII, but how 'Enemy of the Gates' portrays it - the battle was nothing. The entire war was turned by two men.
The beginning to the film (and also the best part) shows the immediacy of the war and is very parallel to the Omaha invasion. People are…
A decent, grimy cat and mouse war film.
Good sniper movie with some very effective moments, based on key exploits of Russian war hero Vasily Zaytsev.
I'm not sure about the choice of lead actors though - they're all a bit too pretty for this story and setting. Also, while the 'keeping your own accent' thing might have flown back in the Where Eagles Dare days, it's strange, bordering on off-putting, hearing a bunch of modern London accents wandering around 1942 Stalingrad.
Grei film :) Litt glorifisert til tider men veldig interessant
I never tire of this movie as it shows perfectly how unpleasant wars are, and how destructive it can be. The battle scenes are truly impressive, from the crossing of the Wolga to the forced rush on German lines and the bombardments from the air leaving the city in ruins. It is because of these scenes primarily that I watch and rewatch this movie on a regular basis, it is simply breathtaking.
The love story could have been left outside as the struggle between the German sniper (great role by Ed Harris) and the Russian sniper (Jude Law) was fascinating enough on its own.
one of the best second world war movie..
depicts soviet union hero vasali zietsav's story.
great making and thrilling..
The needlessly melodramatic subplot cheapens this otherwise strong war film.
I love Ed Harris, I love Ron Perlman but i despise Jude Law, the movie starts out likes its going to be good but then fails because it becomes really bland, really dull and the romance does overshadows every thing else that's going on in the movie.
Bob Hoskins tries his best not to make you piss yourself laughing as he tries desperately to be Russian.
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