Battle Ground

2013

Action / Drama / War

177
IMDb Rating 4.9 10 1480

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Tim Pocock as Pvt. O'Leary
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755.20 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 35 min
P/S 10 / 13
1.44 GB
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English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 35 min
P/S 9 / 8

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Lawrence Purdy 2 / 10

Astonishingly bad

Every war movie cliché lives on in this waste of money and time. They're all here -- the strong but self-questioning hero, the cowardly kid soldier who finds courage only to (surprise!) get killed, the weedy English officer, the cruel German one...Hammy acting, leaden dialogue and uninspired effects.

As if that weren't enough, the script is full of anachronisms, as the characters talk and behave in ways that are utterly foreign to the world of 1916, but will be perfectly familiar to modern viewers.

And the icing on the cake: plagiarism. Major scenes in this stinker shamelessly rip off Timothy Findley's 1977 novel The Wars, and the film made of it. (That movie wasn't great, but it's a damn sight better than this one.)

So how bad is it, really? Bad enough that you'll wish you spent the time doing practically anything else than subjecting yourself to this loser.

Reviewed by Rich Wright 6 / 10

4.8?! Balderdash!!

Well, colour me shocked. A low budget film, set mostly on the battlefield of WW1 in France after and during a major conflict turns out to be not half bad. The opening sequence, which features the infamous battle charge so favoured by overstuffed generals who did nothing more brave than sip tea behind the lines, leads to all the soldiers mown down by German machine guns... save for three. Lions, led by donkeys indeed.

One is a born leader, another young and impetuous, the final survivor has lost a leg. If they ditched him, it would be much easier to escape the trenches under surveillance by an enemy desperate to wipe them all out... but of course, the idea of abandoning one of their 'band of brothers' is out the question. If only we could all be so noble...

Running parallel to this, is the head of the trio's wife back in England finding out she's pregnant by another man. Plagued by bad dreams about what he may do to her when he finds out, she opts for a back street abortion... With predictable consequences. The way these events factor into the finale is ironic to say the least, but it does provide for a powerful ending.

It efficiently captures the claustrophobia that the men must have felt in those terrible conditions, and the distinct characterisations of our three leads held my attention, even when there was not much else going on. The effects, from mortar explosions to mustard gas, pass scrutiny too. For the money it must have cost to make, with a no-name cast, Jolly Good Show All Round I'd say, chappies. 6/10

Reviewed by azarn-valo 9 / 10

Riveting, emotional story,

Was expecting a cheap action movie and got an emotional drama/thriller, but it works. Turns out it is more about the lives of a few soldiers and how they and their families deal with the war and how it changes them as people. There's still a lot of action and excitement, but it's mostly about three soldiers trapped together and how they work to survive. It also deals with the character's wives back home and how they adjusted to life without their spouses. It jumps between all these characters and can be a bit jarring at first, but at the end all the stories tie together in a way you probably won't expect. There's an emotional ending that will definitely affect you and makes this a worthwhile watch. Not what I expected, but very good anyway. Would give 4.5/5 if I could.

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