For what I initially felt was a regimented plot, too tailored for mood-setting and panoptic brushstrokes, I now recognise as a necessary and beautifully rendered aesthetic mission. Ryan Suckling reviews.
There is an earnest attempt to portray the horrors of the period. But the melodrama and simplification of complex issues means achieving any sense of political realism is eluded. Julian Coleman reviews.
Clearly the film was made with a teen audience in mind and the result is your typical M-rated action blockbuster, full of goofy humour and noisy set pieces but nothing distinct to set it apart. Dominic Kwaczynski reviews.