Anthropoid (2016)
August 23, 2016 7:54 PM - Subscribe

In the winter of 1941-1942, two Czech soldiers (Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) parachute back into occupied Czechoslovakia. Their mission is to assassinate the Butcher of Prague: SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

A thriller rather than an action movie, Anthropoid is very effective in creating an atmosphere of fear, mistrust, and dread. Suicide is preferable to being captured and tortured by the Gestapo, which has decimated the Czech resistance.

Reviews are mixed: some reviewers were very impressed, some thought it was too stiff and serious. Rotten Tomatoes.
posted by russilwvong (1 comment total)
 
Just watched this recently. Talk about a tense film!

I do think that they should have chosen a different title though, I know that was the codename, but it sounds like it should be a scifi film.
posted by Fence at 4:36 AM on April 14


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