They Shall Not Grow Old

Genre:  Documentary, War
Running Time:  132 min.
Release Date:
December 17, 2018 (limited)
December 27, 2018 (limited)
Blu-ray: May 7, 2019
Digital: April 2, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 4.62
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On the centenary of the end of First World War, Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson presents an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you have never seen it.

Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than a 100-years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime.

Reaching into the mists of time, Jackson aims to give these men voices, investigate the hopes and fears of the veterans, the humility and humanity that represented a generation changed forever by a global war.

This is a special presentation, showing only on December 17 and 27, 2018 in select theaters.

Director: Peter Jackson
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Peter Jackson, Clare Olssen
Screenplay: Peter Jackson
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  • 5 stars "A stunning tribute to the English servicemen who fought and gave their lives in the Great War. 'They shall not grow old' honors all those who should never be forgotten. A must see for anyone who values the lessons of history."
  • 5 stars "A movie that stays with you, make sure you watch the making of the movie in the end. They had to hire people who read lips and spoke with the same accent as the characters in the documentary to get as close as the actual spoken words from silent movie footages..."
  • 5 stars "Real people in real story. Shows you the hellish life experience this was in matter of fact presentation. Stay for the trailer on how the movie was created."