Yann Demange



A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.

#action     #drama     #war    



"’71" is one of the best war movies from the past few years. It features an insanely intense narrative that will get you on the edge of your seat for almost the entire movie. Backed up by some superb directing and powerful acting, makes all this even better. But don't be fooled by its war label, while it definitely has some elements from other war movies, "’71" mainly focuses on the survival of war rather than making every one a hero. With that being said, you should be prepared for some jaw dropping scenes and gore. The only complaint I have is that the ending could have been better, but this does not change the fact that “’71” is definitely worth your time.

#great 3.5


“’71” is hands down one of the best war films ever and definitely the best war movie of 2014 (not counting The Imitation Game here since even though they are both about war, the Imitation Game focuses on very different aspects). From the moment you start watching right until the last second of the film, I guarantee you, it will get you on the tip of your chair. That is how tense this movie is. You should however be prepared for a lot of blood as well as some gory scenes, so not to be watched by the very faint-hearted nor by kids. The actors put up really great performances and to be honest there is no bad performance to be noticed. So in the end, “’71” is truly amazing and absolutely worth your time.

#exceptional 4.5


“’71” is Yann Demange’s directorial debut and with this film he instantly makes himself one to keep an eye on creating one of the best war movies of the decade. The movie is insanely intense and powerful in such a way you will actually have trouble staying on your seat. To support all of this we get some very good performances by all of the cast, even though the cast is not consist of the biggest names around. The story is equally great as previously mentioned aspects and since it is based on true events it is good to see it stays true to most of the facts. You should be warned though, because “’71” does contain blood and quite some gore, which may not be suited for everyone. That aside, we strongly suggest on seeing this film as this is clearly a must-see.

#superb 4.0