The Trench

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  • Summary: Focusing on an idealistic group of young World War One soldiers, this film dramatizes the forty-eight hours preceding the 1916 Battle of the Somme.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 70
    A powerful anti-war film.
  2. The acting, by a large cast of little-known young Brits chewing on South London accents like dog bones, is uniformly splendiferous.
  3. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    70
    Soberly and intelligently examines the fear, frustration, anxiety, animosity and boredom of waiting to advance into the terrifying other world that lies over the lip of the trenches.
  4. What lifts The Trench above the run of the mill is the intensity of its disgust.
  5. Film.com
    Reviewed by: Henry Cabot Beck
    60
    Boyd would be smart to add a little sound and fury next time around. War is hell, after all.
  6. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Jonathan Foreman
    50
    There isn't a line you haven't heard or a stock character you haven't encountered before.
  7. 50
    Boyd brings no new insights to this drama of men in a confined space, a situation that's been the basis for many powerful war films.

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