Generation War Synopsis
Five young German friends forced to navigate the unconscionable moral compromises of life under Hitler.

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NPR

By Ella Taylor
Generation War holds the line admirably in showing how totalitarianism corrupts almost everything in its path, individual responsibility...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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