The film does not hold you
The movie is a recommended watch
A marathon dance movie, and quite exhausting to watch
The understated feel of the film is its most pleasing part
For the experience alone, and for the poetry and black humour, ‘1917’ is worth a watch
This is a contemporary and moving document of our times
It is a long and exhausting movie that confuses more than it enlightens
The emotional resonance, moments of poignancy, that you expect from a Meghna Gulzar film, are missing
A film that grows on you.
You always feel more outside the movie, than in it
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