Overlord Synopsis
Follows young British soldier (Brian Stirner) from induction to D-Day.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Unlike "Saving Private Ryan" and other dramatizations based on D-Day, Overlord is an intimate film, one that focuses closely on Tom Beddoes...
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90

The New York Times

By Dana Stevens
Like its hero, who is brave without a trace of bravado, Overlord is unusually quiet and thoughtful. The scale and ambition of combat movies...
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90

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
It's still a feat of period filmmaking. More than that, Overlord's revivification of a wasteland Europe offers up a powerful whip lesson...
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Though made 31 years after D-Day, the dramatic scenes have the period look of a '40s movie, which links them perfectly with the stunning...
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88

TV Guide

The overriding themes of the film are never broadly stated but are subtly revealed, and the horror and reality of war are quietly played...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Overlord feels like a small but vivid tragedy inside an epic container.
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80

Variety

US director Stuart Cooper gives it the right understated, unheroic feel. (Review of Original Release)
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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Overlord is an ambitious, important experiment that has come to light after three decades of neglect.
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See and See Again

By sourpussss
Befuddled WWII recruit trains for Allied invasion of France in Stuart Cooper's masterpiece, never substantially released in the U.S. Partially funded by a British war museum, the film's almost...

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Rated NR