Journey's End

Innocence Lost - Courage Found.


Journey's End
This World War I period piece is set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, and is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer, as they await their fate.

112 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Drug abuse).
Drama, War, On the art circuit

Showtimes

What if they gave a war and no one came?...
What if they gave a war and no one came?...

Credits

Cast
Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield, Toby Jones, Stephen Graham, Tom Sturridge, Robert Glenister
Director
Saul Dibb
ScreenplaySimon Reade, from the play by R.C. Sherriff, from the novel by R.C. Sherriff, Vernon Bartlett
MusicHildur Gudnadóttir, Natalie Holt
CinematographyLaurie Rose
EditingTania Reddin
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2017
Produced byFluidity Films, British Film Company

IMDB page | FPB Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreWar
Languagenfrequent, moderate impact use of crude language.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFairly frequent, realistic, prolonged, strong impact violence is both physical and emotional e.g. rapid machine gun fire; shot guns; dropping bombs, explosions, loud sounds of gunshots, soldiers hit and dropping to the ground.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsThe film, “JOURNEY’S END” is a war drama based on the true events of the experience of a battalion of English soldiers in the front lines and the trenches for the Allied Forces. It is set in 1918 in Northern France during the First World War. There is a stalemate with Germany still being on the offensive and the English soldiers are expecting an attack during the spring of 1918. During this time, each nation’s platoon were expected to spend at least 6 days a month on the front lines. James (Jimmy) Riley, is a very young English soldier has volunteered to serve on the front lines. THEMES Complex and mature, historical and educational, biographical themes of the events of World War I, which explore teamwork, rivalry, bravery, fear, dread, panic, distress, survival, courage, battle, commitment to the course, missions, combat, war strategy, allied forces, serving on the front lines, patrol duty, frustration, raids, planning an offensive/assault on enemy lines, retaliation, death, the futility of war, sacrifice, friendship, life in the trenches, serving one’s country, call of duty, honour, heroism, ingratitude, confrontation, loss of life and emotional trauma. The themes are presented dramatically, realistically in historical context. The themes are emotional, distressing with an element of shock, fear, dread and imminent danger and a sustained sense of threat and menace as presented by the threat of imminent attack, danger. The themes may be confusing to cognitively immature viewers under the age of 16 years, who may find the content to be disturbing, upsetting and some scenes unsettling to their sense of security and well-being.
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for some language and war images
Runtime107
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
2
Violence
4
Sex
1
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Ann Hornaday quote iconThe very grim reality of waiting for war.
10
Metacritic.com
18 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
79 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconJourney’s End brings R.C. Sherriff’s 90-year-old play to the screen with thrilling power, thanks to director Saul Dibb’s hard-hitting urgency and brilliant work from a talented cast.
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconTouching WWI drama focuses on humanity over battles.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
4 users
9
Rottentomatoes users
627 users
15
IMDB
709 Netizens
14
The Movie DB
Community
17

Average .. 72%

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