Film Preview: Anthropoid (2016)

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(July 3, 2016) Original

Release Date:

August 12, 2016

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich’s third in command after Hitler and Himmler.”

Poster Rating: B

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Review: The color scheme is bothersome, but the imagery is compelling, simplistically detailed, and ultimately fascinating.

Trailer Rating: C+

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Review: The trailer suggests a film that has a lot of boilerplate incidents that get stuffed into every film about Nazi Germany. Whether the film itself is as prototypical remains to be seen, but the trailer isn’t helping it avoid that appearance.

Oscar Prospects:

Early screenings have been heavily talked about. If the right circumstances arrive, it could be a player; however, my gut tells me that the August release will ultimately result in the film disappearing from consciousness too soon to be effective.

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