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Anthropoid (15)

Anthropoid (15)

Biography, History, Thriller

Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

The critical consensus

Sterling performances and accomplished filmmaking drive Sean Ellis's dramatic retelling of the World War II plot to assassinate an SS Officer in Czechoslovakia.

***(*)(*)Nikki Baughan, The List, 05/09/2016

This gruelling but well-made thriller.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 07/09/2016

Cillian Murphy stars in this intelligent thriller about the Czech resistance fighters who assassinated an architect of the Holocaust in 1942.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 08/09/2016

A sincere, slow-burning drama that eventually delivers a gripping, bullet-strewn climax.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 09/09/2016

It’s a remarkable story, but director Sean Ellis doesn’t really do it justice, resorting to lots of shaky cam cinematography to convey the chaos of the times and saddling his actors with Euro-pudding accents and clunky dialogue.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 09/09/2016

Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy star as Czech resistance fighters in this bracing dramatisation of a second world war mission.

****(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 11/09/2016

A compelling and moving interpretation of a largely forgotten moment in European history.

****(*)Will Lawrence, Empire Online, 31/08/2016

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee from Friday September 30, 2016, until Thursday October 6, 2016. More info:

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