AnthropoidJosef Gabčík and Jan Kubis are two soldiers from the Czechoslovakian army-in-exile. Their homeland is occupied. And the main aim of them is to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. On their way to complete the mission, many dangers as well as difficulties are waiting for them.Keywords:
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Directors of "Anthropoid"Sean EllisBirthdate: 1970, Brighton, Sussex, England, UK
Creators of "Anthropoid"Sean EllisBirthdate: 1970, Brighton, Sussex, England, UKAnthony Frewin
Critic Reviews of "Anthropoid"ReelViewsAugust 18, 2016
The movie builds - something infinitely preferable to a bold, brash beginning followed by a descent into anti-climax.Entertainment WeeklyAugust 12, 2016
Though Anthropoid lacks narrative ambition, the film justifies its reason for being thanks to a devastating final half-hour.Rolling StoneAugust 12, 2016
Anthropoid reduces a riveting and resonant piece of WW2 history to moral muddle and monotonous filmmaking. Talk about an opportunity missed.RogerEbert.comAugust 12, 2016
A lot of the time the experience of the movie is like looking at a very long wobbly rectangle, and the frequently abrupt cutting doesn't help.Globe and MailAugust 12, 2016
While it's easy to sneer at the romantic subplot, it serves to humanize the characters and convey their intense fear. Otherwise we know too little about them - beyond the fact they are all impossibly good-looking.Detroit NewsAugust 12, 2016
A post-script details the aftermath of the movie's action, which seems to underscore the point that war is hell. To that point, so is "Anthropoid."JWRJanuary 31, 2017
Watching Ellis' version of the assassination of SS General Reinhard Heydrich is at various moments frustrating, maddening and revolting.Laramie Movie ScopeJanuary 19, 2017
There are some twists and turns in this grim wartime tale both before and after the assassination plot is finally carried out. The acting is solid, as are the production values of this well-constructed film.Financial TimesDecember 28, 2016
In its final half-hour, it soars.Total FilmDecember 28, 2016
Ellis has a real flair for action -- the assassination scene is heart-stopping -- but patchy accents, strange pacing and an overstretched budget nearly scupper proceedings. Shame, because there are moments of chilling beauty.El Mundo (Spain)December 20, 2016
A film that relies on a competent cast, but suffers from a rather simplistic look at the murderous ferocity of the Nazis and paints its soldiers as a large bunch of incompetent robots. [Full review in Spanish]El Pais (Spain)December 20, 2016
Sometimes the tone chosen to tell a story can end up collapsing. And here is added the director's lack of talent. [Full review in Spanish]
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