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By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Powerful WWII drama has violence, language, smoking.

Movie NR 2023 108 minutes
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This is an excellent World War II historical action drama that effectively balances the courage and bravery of war with the far-reaching consequences of its ravages. Narvik tells the story of what's considered to be the first victory over the Nazis in World War II. It depicts the heroism of the proverbial "ragtag" soldiers fighting back against seemingly impossible odds, but it's more than firefights and bombings. It also depicts the difficult, if not impossible, decisions some were forced to make during Nazi occupation in order for themselves and their families to survive.

There's a sense when the movie is over that the story is completely and fully told, from all angles. It manages to be as thoughtful as it is exciting. There are all the expected war movie verities like heroism and valor, but the fact that Narvik digs deeper than that is what separates it from so many other movies centered on the battles against the Nazis from 1939-1945.

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