Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. 38
    It isn't as ridiculous as this year's other version of a local best seller set during WWII ("Captain Corelli's Mandolin"), but it's arguably even less entertaining.
  2. 20
    Director Gillian Armstrong turns Sebastian Faulks' pungent novel about World War II into a soporific.
  3. The movie works so diligently to convey a spirit of heroic uplift and fails so completely that it feels like a tragic misfire.

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