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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Pyotr Fyodorov
Thomas Kretschmann
Mariya Smolnikova
Directors
Fedor Bondarchuk
Screenwriters
Sergey Snezhkin
Ilya Tilkin
Running Time
131 minutes

Stalingrad
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Stalingrad

Plot
Stalingrad, November 1942. With the German army circling and ammo dwindling, a small band of Russian soldiers prepare to defend a building to the last man.


Verdict
Battle scenes that are VFXed within an inch of their lives and stereotyped Nazis pale as flaws compared with heroes that are too broadly sketched to care about. Play Call Of Duty instead.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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