New WW1 film '1917' is being called the best war movie since 'Saving Private Ryan'

Vids 28/11/2019

As you can see from the trailer, this looks to be one bloody epic flick.

1917, the latest film by director Sam Mendes who was behind two James Bond films, Skyfall and Spectre, follows two young soldiers during the First World War on an impossible mission to deliver a message, deep in enemy territory, that will stop their own men from walking straight into a deadly trap.

Spanning 116 minutes long, the film was shot and made to appear as one continuous shot, and is not only getting tipped to win big at next year's Oscars, but is getting high praise from early reviews too. 

Check out some below.

The Times: 5 stars 

The resulting two hours of amphetamine-rush cinema is both a monumental technical achievement and, instantly, an Oscar-night frontrunner.

The Guardian: 5 stars

A single shot masterpiece. Sam Mendes's 1917 is an amazingly audacious film; as exciting as a heist movie, disturbing as a sci-fi nightmare.


Sam Mendes' 1917 is indeed one of the best movies of the year, if not THE best.

If that doesn't get you well fizzed up, we don't know what will.

1917 is set to be released in NZ on 9 January 2020.