Asa Butterfield in Journey's End

Asa Butterfield in Journey's End (credit: Steffan Hill 2017/Lionsgate)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: 'Journey’s End'

Jan Wahl
April 06, 2018 - 10:45 am

This week, KCBS Radio's Entertainment Reporter Jan Wahl reviews Journey’s End, the story of a company of British soldiers in Germany in 1918, near the end of World War I, and starring Paul Bettney and Sam Claflin.

JOURNEY'S END (R) 107 min
Studio: Lionsgate
Based on the Novel by: Vernon Bartlett
Story by: R.C. Sherriff
Screenplay by: Simon Reade
Director: Saul Dibb
Starring: Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Tom Sturridge and Toby Jones

About The Movie:
March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches of norther France, led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin). With a German offensive imminently approaching, the officers (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Tom Sturridge) and their cook (Toby Jones) use food and the memories of their lives before the war to distract themselves, while Stanhope soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with the dread of the inevitable. A young officer, Raleigh (Asa Butterfield), arrives fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting – not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former school house monitor and the object of his sister’s affections. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer. [Lionsgate>

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