They Shall Not Grow Old

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Director
Peter Jackson
Runtime
1 h 39 min
Release Date
17 December 2018
Genres
Documentary, History, War
Overview
A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day, and the end of the war.
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National Review Staff3
National Review



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  • They Shall Not Grow Old Is the Movie of the Year
    Peter Jackson deftly brings to the movie screen the humanity of men caught up in one of history’s great cataclysms.
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  • The Movie of the Year
    They Shall Not Grow Old is an incredible feat. I wrote about it today: The filmmaker Peter Jackson deserves more than an Oscar; he deserves...
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VJ Morton2
Right Wing Film Geek



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  • They Shall Not Grow Old, 2018 - ★★★★½

    THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD (Peter Jackson, Britain / New Zealand, 2019) 9

    Stunned by this film on every level, most especially that I would find a 3D colorized movie that added sound effects and dialogue to silent footage not only defensible, but … necessarily those things. Well, maybe not “necessarily” but certainly “effectively” and “organically.” The 3D is the least valuable (though, considered in the abstract, 3D is also the least abominable of the abominations) but it’s never distracting. Owing to the nature of the project, the 2D found footage obviously has no images designed to deliberately play with the POV. Jackson mostly uses 3D as garnish, for an unobtrusive touch of added realism or texture, or a you-are-there feeling. “Mostly.” The moment you’re told to put on your glasses is one of the most magical moments you’ll have in a movie theater. I don’t want to say why, but let’s just say it also involves colorization and is The Key Dramatic Moment in the story. And do stay for a 30-minute short that’s more or less a making-of DVD-supplement in which Jackson explains and defends all the things the film-makers did to make a modern-looking movie out of 100-year-old silent footage.

    What makes THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD a great film is that it manages to be both personal and synoptic at the same time. Jackson orchestrates (the correct verb) this mass of old silent-film footage and the hours of soldiers’ voice testimonials recorded by the BBC in the 1960s into an Emblematic World War I Tommy story, largely devoid of specific dates, names of battles or campaigns, the technical or political issues that shaped the war, etc. He gets called up, does his duty, trains, gets accustomed to military routines, goes off to France to kill the Jerries and WHAAAMMMMM!!! Matched thematically, the images remain still so specific, especially of the not-fighting side of soldiering (there is almost no footage of actual World War I battles). But despite the distinct voices and the necessarily non-matching footage, the film feels like one man, your great-grandfather telling My Story, as the voices become a chorus singing as one. E Pluribus Unum, one might say.

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  • 2019 films
    (”They Shall Not Grow Old” is briefly mentioned in this.)

    All the 2019 US-release films I've seen, from best to worst. Only films that have currently been released are here; films I've seen at fests will be added when released.

    1. They Shall Not Grow Old
    2. Dragged Across Concrete
    3. Apollo 11
    4. Ash Is Purest White
    5. Everybody Knows
    6. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
    7. 3 Faces
    8. Lords of Chaos
    9. Tigerland
    10. Transit

    ...plus 4 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.

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Sonny Bunch1
Free Beacon



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  • ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Review

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    They Shall Not Grow Old is a truly fascinating cinematic document, the sort of thing that shows the power, and the limitations, of the artform to transport audiences through space and time. Peter Jackson’s documentary about World War I is a minor miracle: a rather simple and straightforward story told in such a fantastically original way that many viewers will feel dispatched to the past.

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Plugged In1
Focus on the Family



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  • Why Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old is a Doc Worth Seeing

    What a Christmas present. My daughter gifted me the other night with tickets to see the five-year passion project of director Peter Jackson. (The Fathom Event played Dec. 17 in about 500 theaters, and it’ll be in theaters again tomorrow, Dec. 27.) And I just had to type out a quick blog to say … […]

    The post Why Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old is a Doc Worth Seeing appeared first on Plugged In Blog.

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Michael Medved1



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  • They Shall Not Grow Old

    Star Rating: 3.5 Stars
    Cast: Director: Peter Jackson
    Release Date: Friday, February 1, 2019
    MPAA Rating: R
    Brought to you by www.michaelmedved.com
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Kyle Smith2
National Review



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  • Peter Jackson’s Astonishing WWI Film
    They Shall Not Grow Old is a visceral exploration of everything the Tommies of Britain saw, felt, heard, smelled, tasted.
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  • A Bomber’s-Eye View of World War II in The Cold Blue
    (”They Shall Not Grow Old” is briefly mentioned in this.)
    Director Erik Nelson’s affecting documentary mixes restored archival footage of B-17 missions with narration from the men who flew them.
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The Federalist Staff1
The Federalist



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  • Peter Jackson’s World War I Documentary Is A Civilizational Triumph
    'They Shall Not Grow Old' immortalizes and humanizes the ordinary British infantrymen who fought on the Western Front, and were then forgotten.
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Conservative Film Buff1
Letterboxd



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