Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful

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Michael Morpurgo's (author of War Horse) best-selling novel Private Peaceful gets the big-screen treatment. Set in the WWI battlefields of Flanders, two brothers experience the exuberance and pain of their teenage love for the same girl, the pressures of their feudal family life, and the horrors of war.

2012Rating: M102 minsUK
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Private Peaceful | Reviews

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Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

British children’s lit writer Michael Morpurgo’s work was recently dusted off for big screen treatment in the form of War Horse, an adaptation bolstered by the heft of its accomplished craftsmanship: Steven Spielberg’s directorial mastery, no-cost-spared production values, a cast of familiar faces, Janusz Kaminski’s eye-poppingly majestic cinematography, all helping to distract the viewer from what is essentially a 1940s Lassie movie, awash in old-fashioned sentimentality.

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Variety

Variety

Many of the elements that worked for Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" are present and correct in WWI drama "Private Peaceful"...

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Total Film

Total Film

It's left to the leads to keep us engaged, a tall order given their film's old-fashioned, fusty feel.

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Time Out

Time Out

O'Connor shows his old-school expertise in the charming country childhood sequences, where the film feels most individual and alive.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A small-scale story in essence, which works efficiently on the non-epic scale in which it's presented.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Minor pacing gripes aside, this is a moving tale about humanity's darkest depths.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

With the feel of prestige telly, it's nicely done, sweet and moving.

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Private Peaceful | Release Details

Private Peaceful is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Prime Video and Apple TV.