'‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ Review: Dutifully Competent

the Western Front’ Review: Dutifully Competent

It’s a

reality of modern war films — or, at least, the good ones — that they tend

You could

say that’s a contradiction that grows out of the kinetic, larger-than-life nature of the

There is

no more powerful an example than “Saving Private Ryan

” I have

never seen a war film more thrilling, and I have never seen a war film

By contrast,

the new German version of “All Quiet on the Western Front” feels like an experience

The film’s

hero, Paul Bäumer (Felix Kammerer), is a student who, three years into the

He is

soon sent to the Western Front, a place where millions of soldiers have already gone

Over the

course of the war, the land “capture” on the Western Front was meager; the location

By the

end of the war, 17 million men had fallen between those cracks

The 1930

Hollywood version of “All Quiet on the Western Front,” directed by Lewis Milestone, is widely regarded

Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor

Diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer