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Journey's End (12A)

Drama, War

Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate.

The critical consensus

The hell of trench warfare is recreated in a superbly performed adaptation of RC Sherriff's play.

****(*)James Mottram, The List, 29/01/2018

An outstanding cast savours performing a play that has stood the test of time. Avoiding sentimentality, this is a valuable rejoinder to those who would sugar-coat mass slaughter.

****(*)Andrew Lowery, Empire Online, 29/01/2018

Claflin and Bettany stand out among an impressive ensemble in a harrowing, powerful WW1 drama well worth enduring.

****(*)Matt Maytum, Total Film, 29/01/2018

This version of Journey’s End may not offer any new perspectives into its subject matter but it is made with a commitment and intensity that stop it from ever seeming old fashioned.

****(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 31/01/2018

It’s exactly the film you think it’s going to be – for better and for worse.

***(*)(*)David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 01/02/2018

This new version of RC Sherriff’s classic play about the futility and slaughter of the first world war is powerful, passionate and superbly acted.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 01/02/2018

In the year that we commemorate the centenary of the First World War drawing to a close, Journey’s End couldn’t be a more timely drama.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 02/02/2018

Sam Claflin steals the plaudits as a brooding captain in this taut, if stagey, ensemble film set in a trench.

***(*)(*)Simran Hans, The Observer, 04/02/2018

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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