A Hidden Life

A Hidden Life

COMING SOON TO CINEMAS30 January 2020
A Hidden Life

A humble Austrian farmer becomes a conscientious objector when he refuses to fight for the Nazis in this based-on-real-events World War II drama from writer-director Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life).

2019Rating: TBC173 minsUSA, GermanyEnglish and German with English subtitles
DramaTrue Story & BiographyWar
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The Times

The Times

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The ending has real power, too, but much of the rest of the film is just plain dull - gorgeous to look at, but dull.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Unfortunately, instead of embracing the weighty moral, religious and political components of the story, Malick has alternately deflected and minimized them.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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It is admirably serious but static.

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Time Out

Time Out

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Diehl and Pachner are both terrific, mastering Malick’s improvisational style and bringing earthy authenticity to its playful family moments.

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Variety

Variety

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Feels stunningly relevant as it thrusts this problem into the light.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

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A lucid and profoundly defiant portrait of faith in crisis.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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A sombre spiritual war epic which surges up to claim its place among the director’s most deeply felt, sturdily hewn achievements.

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The Times

The Times

press

The ending has real power, too, but much of the rest of the film is just plain dull - gorgeous to look at, but dull.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Unfortunately, instead of embracing the weighty moral, religious and political components of the story, Malick has alternately deflected and minimized them.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is admirably serious but static.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Diehl and Pachner are both terrific, mastering Malick’s improvisational style and bringing earthy authenticity to its playful family moments.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Feels stunningly relevant as it thrusts this problem into the light.

0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

A lucid and profoundly defiant portrait of faith in crisis.

0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

A sombre spiritual war epic which surges up to claim its place among the director’s most deeply felt, sturdily hewn achievements.

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