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Enemy at the Gates

7.5 out of 10
Average rating 7.5 out of 10 based on 2 ratings

Enemy at the Gates
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Main parts: Jude Law
Ed Harris
Rachel Weisz
Joseph Fiennes
Bob Hoskins
Ron Perlman
Eva Mattes
Gabriel Thomson
Production year: 2001
Genre: Action
Drama
IMDB link: [LINK]
Tags:
Germany | Gun Fight | Hero | Russia | Sniper | Stalin | Stalingrad | World War II

Plot outlinie:
A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.

Similar movies:
Shooter | Saving Private Ryan

Similar movies (automatic test):
(2) Dirty Harry | (2) Cross | (2) Behind Enemy Lines | (2) Sniper: Reloaded | (2) S.W.A.T.: Firefight

Similar movies (new, automatic test):
(3.11) Defiance | (2.79) Appaloosa | (2.71) Behind Enemy Lines | (2.57) The Losers | (2.57) Dirty Harry

Movie reviews for Enemy at the Gates

2014-01-13  Niels Risgaard Hansen: 8 out of 10

The Enemy might be at the Gates, but Vasilij Zajcev is on guard and you can almost sense him quoting Gandalf - “Thou Shall Not Pass!”

I have always been a great fan of sniper movies, and as I recall it my wife bought me this movie on VHS when we started going out. I think I must have watched it at least 10 times before we threw the VHS video out. Now my current streaming service suggested it to me, and I thought I would have another go at it. And yes! It is still a good movie!

There is no real surprises in it and it does end just like you expect it (sorry for the spoiler - if any), but each individual sniper setup is still very thrilling and each time you wonder who is going to come out victorious and how. I really like that.

I have always seen Jude Law as this squeaky clean, very confident lover boy with an oh-so-adorable british accent, but in this movie he is actually insecure, humble and quite dirty in literally every scene. That really show his diversity (and probably makes the girls love him even more).
Ed Harris playing the German major is perfect for his part and the same goes for Bob Hoskins as Khrushchev.

As mentioned before the sniper setups are really good, and the special effects are very appropriately not taking the focus while still being realistic and war-like scary. Well done.

I think my favorite quote is “The one with the rifle shoots, the other one follows. When the one with the rifle gets shot, the other one picks up the rifle and shoots!”.

Watch this if you like sniper movies, World War II movies or army movies in general.



2011-02-27  Peter Buchardt: 7 out of 10
Have in mind that one of the stars given here is given because it's a sniper movie, and a good one. So basicly I'm giving the movie a 6 of 10.

It pisses me off every time a American produced movie, that takes place some where outside of the US has to have everybody speaking english. Ok ok they make them speak english with a terrible accent, but that doesn't help much does it?

The movie seems to give some historical insight in the battle for Stalingrad in 1942/43, but the producers has chosen to fill it with kliché plot elements, which might be true, but as I see it is NOT important to the core plot.

As mentioned above it is a good sniper movie, and I can appreciate that a whole lot, but not all the way.




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