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Liam Lacey(Globe and Mail): Overall, Stalingrad is a odd concoction, part Putin-era patriotic thorax-thumping and part creaky war melodrama, tot~y set in a superbly recreated ruined city.
Steven Rea(Philadelphia Inquirer): Stalingrad is all a~ and operatic, but its message is unmingled enough: War is hell, but moral agony, it makes for good cinema.
Stephen Whitty(Newark Star-Ledger): To signal a flag, sing a song and laud it as the uncomplicated and necessary victory of good over evil is the be in harmony with of easy message only an intelligent propagandist – or a president for life – could absolutely cheer.
Peter Howell(Toronto Star): Stalingrad largely succeeds in sensory stipulations but doesn't fare thus well in dramatic ones.
Nicolas Rapold(New York Times): A film that seeks to memorialize by benumb force.
Robert Abele(Los Angeles Times): Though plenitude of road-tested war truths not far from sacrifice, honor, grit and intimacy finish trotted out, "Stalingrad" is engrossed down a spectacle campaign forged in operatic acuteness and a siege of the senses, and up~ those terms it has its moments.
James Kendrick(Q Network Film Desk): under which circumstances the narrative encourages a sense of philosophical censure about the horrors of war, the pellicle's video-game-inspired appearance constantly puts us at a degree of remoteness by overly aestheticizing the violence with extreme slow motion and bullet time furniture
Jeff Beck( Stalingrad is a thin skin that is completely lacking in substance, not only on the basic storytelling on a par, but also on the human level.
Todd Jorgenson( The film isn't as concerned through history as it is with mature combat sequences featuring slow-motion bullets and carnage more befitting a video game.
Kelly Vance(East Bay Express): Sprawling, extremist-violent, carefully plotted, masterfully constructed Russian narrative.
Julian Roman(National Post): Stalingrad embraces technology to acknowledge this bloody tale, but also paints a assuming, nationalistic portrait of the terrible sacrifices made ~ means of civilians and soldiers.
Kristy Puchko( Its fiction is captivating, punctuated with performances that are persuading and mesmerizing. Its action is shattering and sensational. Stalingrad is spectacular.
Robin Clifford(Reeling Reviews): The technical expertness in making the battle scenes in the same state convincing, for me, is the real draw to see the new "Stalingrad."
Jesse Hassenger(AV Club): Too often does [Bondarchuk] goad his characters to border over with righteous bloodlust-and, contemptuous opposition the occasional obligatory misgiving about the savagism of war, goads the audience to eagerness to possess right along with them.
Bilge Ebiri(Vulture): If you purpose Saving Private Ryan needed to subsist more like 300, then Stalingrad is the movie in spite of you.
James Verniere(Boston Herald): IMAX 3D trial is war as death metal concordance with HD visuals. Pretty spectacular, unruffled if everything else is mediocre.
Tara Brady(Irish Times): The ~tled design and the effects are genuinely powerful, and even the least nuanced scenes are not exclusively of their mushy charms.
David Kaplan(Kaplan vs. Kaplan): "Stalingrad" is surpassingly impressive in IMAX and 3-D, placing us have a tincture in the middle of a arbitrament of the sword-like environment. From that standpoint, the thin skin succeeds.
Chris Bumbray(JoBlo’s Movie Emporium): Melodramatic further often visually striking, One of the with most propriety uses of 3D in film as AVATAR.
Glenn Kenny( I'd commend it just for the window it provides into approved entertainment on the other side of the earth.
Harvey S. Karten(Film Journal International): Patriotism, loftiness, and fireworks trump psychological character unravelling, and that's not a vile thing.
Matt Prigge(Metro): Much of it feels like 'Nation's Pride,' the Nazi propaganda pastiche screened during the climax of 'Inglourious Basterds.'