Overlord 1975

Critics score:
92 / 100

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Nan Robertson, New York Times: A majestic, somber work about war. Read more

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal: Overlord feels like a small but vivid tragedy inside an epic container. Read more

Jack Mathews, New York Daily News: 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 archival footage. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Combines its newsreel and fictional footage so effectively that it has a greater impact than all fiction, or all documentary, could have achieved. Read more

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Variety: Cooper gives it the right understated, unheroic feel. Read more

Michael Atkinson, Village Voice: It's still a feat of period filmmaking. More than that, Overlord's revivification of a wasteland Europe offers up a powerful whip lesson for the postwar complacent. Read more

Stephen Hunter, Washington Post: It's an extremely clever weave of components, combining, almost flawlessly, the dramatized and the archival, the result being a hybrid of forms. Read more