80

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Generation War holds the line admirably in showing how totalitarianism corrupts almost everything in its path, individual responsibility included, and creates an appalling space where sadists and conformists alike can flourish and break every rule of war at will.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
Director Philipp Kadelbach crafts a war drama cued to the ethics of the characters.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
With performers this engaging, we never want to stop watching, even as events go from grim to grimmer over four long and bitter years.
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
It plays like a conventional melodrama with better-than-average production values.
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60

Variety

By Rob Nelson
Overly melodramatic but fairly engrossing.
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60

The Dissolve

By Noel Murray
Generation War never becomes great, but it overcomes its stiff start in large part due to its scope.
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58

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
While it's an effective memoriam for the well-meaning Germans whose lives were ruined by Hitler's mad dream, the refusal of Generation War to focus on any other sort of German makes it both dramatically and historically suspect.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Steve Macfarlane
The perverse thrill of seeing less-than-popular considerations of Nazism on screen fades hurriedly to the old ache of seeing any kind of questions about Nazism answered noxiously.
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50

Village Voice

By Michelle Orange
Generation War seeks the epic, creating multiple, lavishly realized worlds and moving with confidence between them. What it finds of both history and its individuals is less complete.
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50

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
As television drama, Generation War is unquestionably effective. As dramatized history, it is pretty questionable.
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57 out of 100
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