They Shall Not Grow Old

Release Date: December 17th, 2018

R |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

Fathom Events has partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures to bring Academy Award winner Peter Jacksons poignant WWI documentary They Shall Not Grow Old to select cinemas on December 17and 27 only. The film is presented in 2D and RealD 3D. The acclaimed documentary is an extraordinary look at the soldiers and events of the Great War, using film footage captured at the time, now presented as the world has never seen. By utilizing state-of-the-art restoration, colorization and 3D technologies, and pulling from 600 hours of BBC archival interviews, Jackson puts forth an intensely gripping, immersive and authentic experience through the eyes and voices of the British soldiers who lived it.

Director: Peter Jackson , Paul Wheatcroft

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: WingNut Films,House Productions

Distributors: Fathom Events

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Jackson’s film is more than a technical tribute: it’s a testament to the bravery and camaraderie of the soldiers, the memory of which has faded like the photographs he brings back to life. In a way, it helps arrest the fear that we are forgetting this futile obliteration of an entire generation. show more

  • 80
    Stephen DaltonThe Hollywood Reporter

    As a immersive primer on the first-hand experiences of British soldiers, this innovative documentary is a haunting, moving and consistently engaging lesson in how to bring the past vividly alive show more

  • 75
    Witney SeiboldIGN

    Peter Jackson's technical ambitions sometimes muddy his otherwise moving WWI documentary They Shall Not Grow Old. show more

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