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Enemy at the Gates

R| 2 hr. 11 min.

Plot Summary
Vassili (Jude Law) is a young Russian sharpshooter who becomes a legend when a savvy polical officer (Joseph Fiennes) makes him the hero of his propaganda campaign. Their friendship is threatened when both men fall in love with a beautiful female soldier (Rachel Weisz). As the battle for the city rages, Vassili faces the ultimate challenge when the Nazi command dispatches its most elite marksman (Ed Harris) to hunt down and kill the man who has become the hope of all Russia.

Cast: Joseph Fiennes , Jude Law , Rachel Weisz , Bob Hoskins , Ed Harris , Ron Perlman , Gabriel Marshall-Thomson , Eva Mattes

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Genres: War, Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Enemy at the Gates (2001)

Release Date: March 16th, 2001|2 hr. 11 min.

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  • Any flaws in execution pale against those moments when the film brings history to vital life. show more

  • At times, the sight of reserved English actors slapping, hugging and acting all Russian looks bizarre, though one casting choice is prime: Bob Hoskins has the ideal air of impish menace in the featured role of Khrushchev. show more

  • Annaud's epic might have worked better dramatically as a smaller, more focused picture. The best scenes simply involve Law and Harris playing sneaky professional games (less cat-and-mouse than cat-and-cat) with each other. show more

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