Sexy, Sex and Nude Scenes
A few sex scenes with associated nudity. Be advised that this may not be suitable for younger audiences.
Violent and Bloody Scenes
Various WWI violence. Some murders, one quite graphic, one which involves pieces of glass plunging into the body of a man.
Scary and Disturbing Scenes
This is a graphic war movie. Nothing suddenly frightening, but quite intense episodes showing the violence of war.
This is one of those times that a rating system breaks down. I gave this film a "10" only because there were no "20's" available.
This film, in its own way, seems to be able to fire on those same diverse cylinders that William Shakespeare so often did. It's a light and airy comedy. It's the bitterest of tragedies. It's a beautiful romance. It's an unfolding mystery. At it's heart it is a film of war. War, in all its boiling chaos, touches on all those experiences and more.
When I left the theater I was both elated and depressed. My elation came from having just had such a pure cinematic experience. My depression came from glancing at the marquee and reminding myself that I'll have to survive on the sort of cinema half-life provided by the pablum that normally makes it to the screen. Every now and again it's great to be reminded just how good a movie can be.