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The idle son of a rich businessman joins the army when the U.S.A. enters World War One. He is sent to France, where he becomes friends with two working-class soldiers. He also falls in love with a Frenchwoman, but has to leave her to move to the frontline (imdb)

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TCI | Tier | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Dec 09, 2017 gackt
75T8
Dec 08, 2017 CMWL
1T6
Dec 01, 2017 pythag3
100T10
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
50T3
Nov 20, 2017 kafkalamak kafkalamak
80T8
Oct 19, 2017 rakke
90T10
Oct 14, 2017 ObiJuan27
45T10
★★★★½| The First Real War Film
Oct 09, 2017 strangelime
90T8
Sep 08, 2017 Arberwaticus
92T7
Aug 14, 2017 flund
65T8
Aug 07, 2017 Squin Squin
85T8
Jul 20, 2017 Darren Darren
80T7
Jul 18, 2017 Seethruskin Seethruskin
5T8
Jul 15, 2017 haljordan2 haljordan2
1T6
Jun 08, 2017 xmoffx xmoffx
5T8
Jun 06, 2017 bybrt bybrt
95T10
Apr 30, 2017 Jimmy_Suede Jimmy Suede
95T10
Brilliant movie about the horrors of war. I wish I could go into the impact of specific scenes and details. The first half is lighthearted; with romance, comedy and a guys camp feel. One soldier even says he could get used to this war. Then all is upended. The battle scenes are perfect and the march sequence is a masterwork. The silent medium is eerie and jarring, with violent visuals and utter lack of sound effects. Modern movies might make the point with blood and gore. This is more effective.
Apr 09, 2017 ICMforum
90T6
Mar 11, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
76T10
Mar 03, 2017 CesarCastag
74T6
Feb 11, 2017 porzano porzano
58T6
Jan 27, 2017 cmrichardson
0T2
Jan 23, 2017 Buff
30T2
Jan 14, 2017 cshadows2887
92T9
Jan 14, 2017 mjbreuer
85T9
Nov 29, 2016 damfino damfino
72T8
Nov 21, 2016 Ronin22
76T10
Nov 15, 2016 l1nuxfre4k
50T2
Oct 19, 2016 jerrywarton
81T10
Sep 22, 2016 Batty Batty
80T8
Jul 27, 2016 erwit
75T8
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
90T7
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
70T7
Jun 06, 2016 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
40T10
May 25, 2016 Mulholland Mulholland
80T9
Apr 21, 2016 FilmStar**
94T7
Apr 15, 2016 Antares Antares
85T10
Mar 12, 2016 FrancoZero FrancoZero
17T9
Jan 02, 2016 Lilarcor Lilarcor
91T10
Dec 24, 2015 aday76 aday76
91T9
Dec 16, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
42T10
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
74T9
Dec 12, 2015 Heliophage Heliophage
88T10
A big foundational picture of the grand (anti-)war film genre, that also managed to be one of the highest-grossing productions of the silent era. There's definitely something very Hollywood about how Vidor sets up sympathy via an abundance of romance and cheerful humor. However, it's the second half that makes this one of the big touchstones of serious war pictures--with the "parade" itself leading into the nonchalant brutality of Belleau Wood, and the harrowing trench sequences.
Dec 07, 2015 Llanirev Llanirev
60T4
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
70T7
Nov 23, 2015 auhasarderik auhasarderik
8T8
There's a small strech where this goes on a sentimental tirade against war, and the idea behind this seems to be getting that to the mainstream through a prestige picture that otherwise is almost hell bent on being likeable. Production is sturdy, some instances of battle sequences are strong and well imagined, the feeling against war, from a modern perspective, is almost there; but back then it hit a nerve, from what I read.
Nov 11, 2015 maksler maksler
80T8
Nov 04, 2015 GrimsChild GrimsChild
75T10
Nov 03, 2015 EgbertSouse EgbertSouse
95T9
Oct 16, 2015 Niska Niska
53T10
Oct 10, 2015 cayh
90T9
Aug 28, 2015 masoo masoo
80T8
Much of the film plays almost like a rom-com, and between the drawn-out courtship and the comic relief provided by Tom O’Brien and Karl Dane, my patience was wearing thin. But then the soldiers head for the front, marked by the ominous caption, “IT HAD BEGUN.” The battle scene that follows is intense, and while Vidor doesn’t film it as straightforward realism, the scene draws much of its power from showing the darker side of war. It’s what raises the film above the norm.
Aug 22, 2015 moodeuce
60T2
Jul 16, 2015 SleepTight
40T3
Jul 15, 2015 thirdeye42
79T9
Jun 24, 2015 RodopLu
80T9
Jun 05, 2015 W Trumbull
60T4
May 18, 2015 zetes
90T9
May 18, 2015 dglink
100T10
May 13, 2015 preppy-3
100T10
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
90T9
Apr 17, 2015 LyNcHeR
80T6
Mar 20, 2015 10kfilms
100T10
Feb 27, 2015 Jasecorn Jasecorn
0T1
Feb 01, 2015 kharms2
80T8
Jan 29, 2015 LosWochos
90T9
Jan 28, 2015 deadghost deadghost
97T10
Jan 18, 2015 kritof
90T6
Jan 15, 2015 metaller
80T8
Jan 06, 2015 themadelf66 themadelf66
88T10
Dec 17, 2014 BranaHawk
70T8
Nov 24, 2014 dourface dourface
70T7
Nov 19, 2014 peekingpanda peekingpanda
55T7
Sep 29, 2014 lineuphere lineuphere
84T8
Sep 24, 2014 Hadzibegovic Hadzibegovic
97T10
Sep 18, 2014 Paudie Paudie
75T9
Sep 10, 2014 Communicants Communicants
85T9
Sep 07, 2014 Parallax Parallax
86T9
Probably the most tender and physical war movie I've seen.
Aug 06, 2014 karamzin
90T10
Aug 04, 2014 BaalMan
85T8
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
90T10
Jul 05, 2014 maborosi maborosi
71T7
Jun 01, 2014 themagician
80T8
Jun 01, 2014 Melvelet
90T10
Apr 20, 2014 WBadger WBadger
82T9
Apr 10, 2014 P. Square In
81T9
Apr 08, 2014 Matt_Durant The Pirate
88T9
Never thought I'd be giving a score this good to a movie whose main theme is feet. Still, it's a brilliant picture!
Mar 11, 2014 drawingboard drawingboard
50T1
Mar 03, 2014 mitchelly mitchelly
87T8
Feb 16, 2014 norvaljones norval_jones
91T10
Feb 13, 2014 robixsmash
70T6
Feb 12, 2014 felixm85
80T7
Feb 12, 2014 Adobe Slats
99T10
Jan 22, 2014 DrGoatman DrGoatman
83T9
Jan 17, 2014 ozymandias.
60T2
Jan 10, 2014 MMAlpha MMAlpha
70T5
Dec 29, 2013 pitn
84T4
Dec 17, 2013 ryansmith77
0T1
Dec 07, 2013 Dicke_Taube
70T6
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
80T9
Nov 27, 2013 HVM
70T6
Nov 25, 2013 bcr002 bcr002
75T3
Oct 25, 2013 PassTheSalt PassTheSalt
98T10
Oct 02, 2013 ecalder ecalder
65T7
Sep 25, 2013 Mr_Mxyzptlk Mr. Mxyzptlk
100T6
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
70T7
Aug 30, 2013 SickForay SickForay
90T10
Aug 16, 2013 Winston4th
86T8
Aug 07, 2013 Barkinson
70T9
Jul 05, 2013 tommy_leazaq
52T3
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
70T6
Apr 28, 2013 filmaddict filmaddict
78T9
Apr 12, 2013 LoboLopez Lobo_Lopez
90T10
Apr 01, 2013 Not_Yuman Not Yuman
80T8
Mar 27, 2013 oskarhu oskarhu
85T10
Mar 18, 2013 Cronos
60T6
Feb 18, 2013 Sinemaestro Amadeus
75T9
Feb 17, 2013 Dally Dally
85T8
Jan 16, 2013 garypinappel
79T6
Jan 08, 2013 JM1138
75T8
Dec 14, 2012 frbrown frbrown
90T10
Dec 02, 2012 PUNQ
80T10
Nov 04, 2012 kafka1325 kafka1325
60T6
Oct 30, 2012 Timmer
80T8
Oct 23, 2012 Ronin21
95T10
Oct 14, 2012 Sherrington
100T9
Sep 21, 2012 KasperL KasperL
75T8
The scene with the soldiers advancing - slowly, but calmly and surely - through the forest, as they're being taken out one by one, is fantastic and unforgettable. Everything else is so-so.
Sep 04, 2012 PDMChubby PDMChubby
90T10
Sep 03, 2012 Kowry Kowry
30T7
Enjoyable and at times touching, humane anti-war film with very well done war scenes. It's just not very subtle with its anti-war message which, I think , has been portrayed better in some later anti-war movies.
Aug 28, 2012 netsirhc
7T7
Jul 29, 2012 Quimbo Quimbo
83T9
Hard to imagine a film of this scale being made in 1925. It's fun, scary, moving and wonderfully told.
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
77T10
May 31, 2012 debaser1985
83T10
May 28, 2012 ColonelTigh
93T7
May 13, 2012 green_man Edson Abas
82T9
May 09, 2012 dbentien
70T7
Apr 26, 2012 Ibetolis1 Ibetolis1
88T6
Apr 10, 2012 TrixRabbi TrixRabbi
86T10
Mar 30, 2012 ImJacksName
60T5
Feb 12, 2012 Magmadiver Magmadiver
86T8
Feb 11, 2012 Bojangles Bojangles
60T7
Feb 01, 2012 samuelp64
0T1
Jan 22, 2012 silentscreen silentscreen
99T10
Jan 11, 2012 katatonic katatonic
70T4
Dec 12, 2011 edaz
94T9
Dec 08, 2011 mynameisdoug mynameisdoug
100T10
Dec 02, 2011 theyshoot11
59T2
#818
Nov 08, 2011 halukilhan halukilhan
90T7
sakiz, sigara, savas
Oct 01, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
76T10
Sep 08, 2011 nicson
55T4
Aug 23, 2011 elmakebabi elmakebabi
79T9
Jul 19, 2011 bentien
70T8
Jun 25, 2011 pupetman250
8T6
May 31, 2011 Warren Warren
88T9
Apr 29, 2011 FallFoliage
55T4
Apr 25, 2011 pupetman64
8T6
Apr 04, 2011 FlixR8rRedux
88T10
Mar 28, 2011 gaucho
7T10
Feb 11, 2011 mightysparks mightysparks
60T7
Jan 17, 2011 FlixR8r FlixR8r
83T10
Jan 08, 2011 dcatcher dcatcher
70T8
Dec 06, 2010 Dorkovsky Dorkovsky
8T10
Dec 01, 2010 Madeline Madeline
82T5
Oct 08, 2010 brodiemcleet
74T6
Oct 06, 2010 winds winds
7T10
Sep 25, 2010 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
89T10
For the first hour of this, I was thinking: "gee, this is awfully light-hearted for a WWI movie". Then right at the halfway point, shit gets real. The ensuing battle scenes are absolutely harrowing, and still hold up. That first march through the woods is utterly chilling. This is marvelous filmmaking that seems way ahead of its time. The film ends on a bittersweet note that I must admit choked me up a little. Besides the slapsticky bits in the first half, this deserves its esteemed reputation.
Sep 24, 2010 Al Chambers
94T10
Sep 21, 2010 Jgreen
96T9
Sep 02, 2010 darkman darkman
80T9
Aug 26, 2010 Simon M.
73T5
Aug 25, 2010 Weafdog Weafdog
41T7
Aug 23, 2010 tyoda
99T10
Aug 10, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
84T10
May 13, 2010 irma_vep
100T7
Apr 12, 2010 Mosina
100T10
Apr 01, 2010 clarkah Prof. Sebby
60T4
Mar 05, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
79T9
Feb 24, 2010 MrsEmmaPeel MrsEmmaPeel
98T10
Feb 13, 2010 empire434
82T9
Jan 19, 2010 onetwothree
60T7
Jan 15, 2010 theyshoot10
60T3
798
Jan 15, 2010 donofthedead
80T7
Jan 11, 2010 filmcricket
94T10
Jan 04, 2010 Veterini Veterini
77T6
Dec 02, 2009 cinebaixar
78T4
Aug 29, 2009 dagda2
85T7
Aug 21, 2009 Kermit
92T10
Jul 16, 2009 ssczus ssczus
60T6
Jun 20, 2009 chiphall72
57T3
Jun 02, 2009 Cerebrus Cerebrus
70T7
Jun 02, 2009 Icarus Icarus
88T9
The excellent battle scenes in this war film evoke the terror and disorientation of the fight. However, rather than make it a dour, two-hour affair about the scars of battle, Stallings writes a romantic story to frame the action, using it well to offset the pain and struggle of the battle. The film also documents life as a soldier off the battlefield, using much of the first hour to show marching, waiting, and carousing. Its attention to detail and its heart make it one of the great war films.
May 27, 2009 Luna6ix Luna6ix
87T10
suffers only a bit from not being able to choose its genre, and therefore cant explore it to the fullest. this movie has some of the most grueling and horrific war scenes i've ever seen--that even 80 years later hold their power. the ending is a bit abrupt, but serves to bring the spirits up i suppose.
May 27, 2009 JooJoo JooJoo
3T4
May 25, 2009 allisoncm allisoncm
69T7
Apr 28, 2009 Spoon!
60T7
Apr 17, 2009 imdb imdb
88T10
Dec 29, 2008 SuperFlosser
85T7
Dec 19, 2008 theyshoot08
64T3
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Nov 01, 2008 rb42083
80T6
Oct 23, 2008 filmaffinity filmaffinity
78T10
Oct 20, 2008 PabloWeston
96T10
Jul 11, 2008 Antoine
87T8
Jul 04, 2008 purity
2T6
May 03, 2008 flowing flowing
74T9
Apr 26, 2008 Mango
5T7
Apr 22, 2008 dissidentdov
95T10
Mar 21, 2008 OldSwede
81T10
Mar 18, 2008 RNG
26T3
Mar 02, 2008 theyshoot07
61T4
# 780
Jan 22, 2008 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
90T10
The narrative wanders a bit and the final 10 minutes are pretty manipulative, but the rest of the film is superb. An excellent war film that takes you through the different emotions and thoughts of young enlisted man in WWI.
Dec 11, 2007 welike
30T7
Sep 07, 2007 0012
91T9
Aug 13, 2007 turin turin
70T7
Aug 13, 2007 moeta2
85T6
Aug 13, 2007 IndyFilmFest IndyFilmFest
95T9
Feb 25, 2009 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
75T9
Jun 17, 2007 Stain Stain
80T7
The first big/famous/good antiwar movie. Still works well today
May 05, 2007 Theyshootpic
4T3
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