Innocence Lost - Courage Found.
Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield, Toby Jones, Stephen Graham, Tom Sturridge, Robert Glenister
|Screenplay||Simon Reade, from the play by R.C. Sherriff, from the novel by R.C. Sherriff, Vernon Bartlett|
|Music||Hildur Gudnadóttir, Natalie Holt|
|SA distributor||Empire Entertainment|
|Produced by||Fluidity Films, British Film Company|
|Language||nfrequent, moderate impact use of crude language.|
|Violence||Fairly 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.|
|Drug abuse||None (sic)|
|Comments||The 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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|R: Restricted||Rated R for some language and war images|
|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.|
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Ann Hornaday The very grim reality of waiting for war.
Tomatometer Journey’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.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Jeffrey M. Anderson Touching WWI drama focuses on humanity over battles.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 72%