Parents' Guide to

Enemy Lines

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Violent but cliched, unoriginal WWII drama.

Movie NR 2020 89 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Underwhelming Production, acting is also subpar

I love historic films but this one is sub par. This film covers a little known historic event that deserves to be highlighted but this movie just doesn’t deliver. Hard pass.

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While telling an endearingly simple story, with much scope to create an absorbing war-set thriller, this WWII movie instead falls into the same familiar cliches seen countless times before. When dealing with such familiar cinematic territory, movies needs to be more unique to stand out and instead Enemy Lines abides frustratingly by convention. Directed by Anders Banke, the movie suffers from a generic screenplay, and cliched dialogue between characters.

The shoot-out scenes are gripping to begin with -- the deaths are not lingered on and it feels very cinematic in its approach, even artistic in its use of music, and the way the blood sits on the snow. But this cinematic style grows very tired as the story progresses, appearing to just be an easy way to pass the time. It plays out like a first-person shooter video game, which although fun at first, is akin to watching your older sibling play Nintendo when a child, eagerly awaiting your turn. Except it doesn't ever arrive.

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