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#1 Post by raj101 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:28 pm

Yes this is good movie, might be a bit much for some with its comedy Nazis but its heart is in the right place, dont worry. First time I seen Rebel Wilson being really funny. 4/5
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#2 Post by tonethestone » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:30 pm

Thought this was pretty terrible, wasn’t sure what is was aiming for, was not remotely funny, so it can’t be a comedy, wasn’t dramatic, just didn’t understand what this film was trying to be at all. 1/5.
Best films so far 2019;
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Joker
Knives Out
Star Wars Ep9
Marriage Story

Still need to see;
The Irishman

Most disappointing;
Avengers Endgame

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#3 Post by thrjfr » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:06 am

I absolutely loved this. The comedy worked for me and so did the more serious moments. 5/5

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#4 Post by Beate » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:42 pm

I was in two minds about going to this but finally decided to go, and didn't regret it. The director happily doesn't give a fig about what anyone thinks and manages to show the horror and the absurdities of the Third Reich in equal measures.

There are moments of tenderness followed by hilarity and immediately followed by a scene that makes you gasp in horror. He doesn't shy away from those, and shows them quite matter of factly. Sam Rockwell and Rebel Wilson do a great job in showing how ridiculous it was to try and make war machines out of kids and baby machines out of women. And as for Hitler - I'm sorry but he had me in stitches throughout, and I think that's ok as the film doesn't make fun of the atrocities. Just compare the truckload full of jubilant young men going into war with the truckload of them returning and you know what I mean.

And then you get the moments of true humanity, and you're in tears again. Go watch it.

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