Anthropoid

Genre:  Drama, Thriller, War
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date: August 12, 2016
DVD/Blu-ray: November 1, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 3.96
based on 60 votes and 14 reviews
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Cast: Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Charlotte Le Bon, Toby Jones, Harry Lloyd

Inspiration: Operation Anthropoid

Synopsis

Based on the true story of two Czechoslovakian soldiers - Josef Gabcík (Cillian Murphy) and Jan Kubiš (Jamie Dornan) who were sent to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich - the head of the SS. Heydrich was the Reich's number three man and main architect for the "Final Solution."

The two soldiers plotted the assassination, which was to take place while Heydrich was being driven along a quiet road. Unfortunately, a series of events led to their mission not going quite as they'd planned it. The consequences of their actions were severe, and Hitler, angered by the attack, ordered his Nazi soldiers to commit atrocities on entire towns filled with innocent people.

Director: Sean Ellis
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Screenplay: Sean Ellis, Anthony Frewin

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  • 5 stars "suspenseful! excellent story."
  • 5 stars "Excellent. Too sad did't get good publicity. The world needs to know stories like that. Good cast and actors"
  • 1 star "The best comparison I can make is that 'Anthropoid is 'Inglorious Basterds' without its humour or self-awareness. Vacillating between monotonous exposition and the most grotesque and excessive depiction of torture I've seen it quite some time, Anthropoid has an interesting story that would be better written about in a novel or textbook. Instead we get a potentially interesting film changed into a celebration of waging violence regardless of the consequences to the innocent. Go see this if you enjoy celebrating war."