Overlord

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Released 1975

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Director:
Stuart Cooper
Released:
1975
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Seamlessly interweaving archival war footage and a fictional narrative, this immersive account of one twenty-year-old’s journey from basic training to the front lines of D-Day brings all the terrors and isolation of war to life with jolting authenticity.

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  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Unlike "Saving Private Ryan" and other dramatizations based on D-Day, Overlord is an intimate film, one that focuses closely on Tom Beddoes (Brian Stirner), who enters the British ...

  • 90

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    Like its hero, who is brave without a trace of bravado, Overlord is unusually quiet and thoughtful. The scale and ambition of combat movies has usually been epic, but this one is d...

  • 80

    Variety

    US director Stuart Cooper gives it the right understated, unheroic feel. (Review of Original Release)

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Military & War