They Shall Not Grow Old

Release Date: December 17th, 2018

R |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the friends they made and their dreams of the future.

Director: Peter Jackson

Genres: War , Documentary

Production Co: WingNut Films

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit , France , Soldier , Sacrifice , Emotional , Friendship , Moving , Transformation

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

  • 75
    Witney SeiboldIGN

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

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Awards

Nominated Documentary
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)