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World War I Epic ‘1917’ Stuns Technically, But Leaves a Hollow Narrative

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Multitudes of innocent people and soldiers die constantly during wars, but Mendes seems to think audiences won’t find this sad unless they’re informed that the dead had relatives back home who miss them.

Ultimately, “1917” is a visual marvel with a number of scenes sure to rank among the best in war films, but the film’s incompetence elsewhere keeps it from being a satisfying experience.

“1917,” rated R, is playing in theaters nationwide.

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