• Overlord (2006)


Release Date: May 29th, 2006

DVD Release Date: April 17th, 2007

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

Private Tom Beddoes (Brian Stirner) is a delicate, unprepossessing young man who gets called to join the British army during World War II. With the Blitz on, he leaves home for training camp and, while not an exceptional soldier, is nevertheless toughened up a bit. Once out, he quietly endures the tedious shuffle of military life and even manages to meet a nice girl (Julie Neesam) while on leave. His happiness is alloyed, however, when he learns he's been chosen for the D-Day invasion.

Cast: Brian Stirner, Davyd Harries, Nicholas Ball, Julie Neesam, Sam Sewell, John Franklyn-Robbins

Director: Stuart Cooper

Genres: War , Drama

Production Co: Joswend

Keywords: Soldier, 1940s, Mother, Father, Transformation, London, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Overlord feels like a small but vivid tragedy inside an epic container. show more

  • 88
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    Though made 31 years after D-Day, the dramatic scenes have the period look of a '40s movie, which links them perfectly with the stunning archival footage. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Unlike "Saving Private Ryan" and other dramatizations based on D-Day, Overlord is an intimate film, one that focuses closely on Tom Beddoes (Brian Stirner), who enters the British army, goes through basic training and is one of the first ashore on D-Day. (Reviewed in 2004) show more

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