Overlord

Overlord

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Overlord

Over-the-top action horror follows US soldiers on a mission behind enemy lines who discover a Nazi lab full of unholy experiments.

On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realise there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against mysterious, powerful forces - part of a Nazi experiment. At one point reported to be an entry in the Cloverfield universe, producer J.J. Abrams announced its separation from that series in early 2018.

2018Rating: R16, Graphic violence, horror, offensive language & content that may disturb109 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

press

"Overlord" works best as a patriotism booster shot - it's "Inglourious Basterds" without a swizzle of irony.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

What it lacks in novelty, subtlety or character, it partially makes up in sheer abandon. This is a big, loud, violent, gleefully gory sledgehammer of a film with, crucially, a careful tongue in cheek.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Horror fans should cheer, as will admirers of the ensemble's up-and-coming cast.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Overlord injects a healthy dose of schlock into familiar war-movie tropes to create an entertainingly grungy hybrid, but it never quite kicks into overdrive.

3.0
0
Collider

Collider

press

For a movie about Nazi mutants, Overlord admirably has something to say.

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The movie starts off like a typical war movie. Young lads, testerone, bravado. It soon becomes apparent that there's something weird going on in the little French village. There's a pretty French damsel of course, and a cute kid, plus a motley gang of soldiers who make it to the village. There's a lot of fast moving action. Many tense moments. Scenes...

4.0
0

This film will keep you riveted from the first frame to its last. Set in WWII in France as it follows a group of surviving paratroopers on a mission that quickly becomes a whole lot more horrifying. It's loud, in your face action, gory but really quite a little gem of a horror film. Its kinda schlocky but it embraces this and practically revels in its...

5.0
0

Looking for a relaxing, soothing flick? Then maybe choose another film. If instead you're keen to spend two hours on the edge of your seat watching WW2 soldiers fight it out against some of the scariest zombies I've seen in awhile then I can't recommend Overlord enough.

5.0
0

Two of my favourite genres mixed together? What more could I ask for. Think a mix of Inglorious Basterds and Zombieland and you're part way there. Lots of giggles and laughs through the film will tell you that historical accuracy and plot have been left behind for action filled fun and gore. But it really was a rollercoaster of fun. Loved it.

3.0
0

*(WARNING: Review may contain SPOILERS!)* Julius Avery’s ‘Overlord’ gets the special effects right, combining make-up, practical and CGI just right. Sadly all in service of a film neither funny enough to be splat-stick, nor terrifying enough to be gore-drenched horror. I’m a splat-stick fan. Sam Raimi’s ‘Evil Dead 2’ and Peter Jackson’s ‘Braindead’ are...

3.0
0

Saving Private Ryan with The Human Centipede. Something a lot iike World War Z, is what you get. Take out Brad Pitt, throw in some tokenistic attempts to convey occupied France, add Nazis, and this is the result. What does it...

3.0
0

Was unsure as to what to expect going into this film and am still left a little unsure. Was filmed really well and acting was great but was left feeling there could of been more! Was nice to have some humor to break up the gore and horror but wish i could of seen more of the experiments and the super soldiers to be honest. Still an entertaining watch and...

3.0
0

I was expecting this movie to go a lot more off the rails than it actually did. It played its cards well and kept its dignity while still being a insane Nazi zombie shlockfest. The wartime medical experimentation is legit freaky, I'm surprised what they snuck through an R16 film. Please stop finding new ways to make Nazis terrifying, my little heart can...

3.0
0

If you're not looking for anything too deep and meaningful to while away a couple of hours, this could be the one for you. It has guns, motorbikes (well a sidecar) and reanimation. While the ending was a bit predictable the overall movie was enjoyable and definitely delivers with the blood and guts (and bits of brain). I would probably even watch it again.

4.0
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Overall a pretty good film, I found it a little slow to get into, but once it got going the gore and action was great. I too found the dumbing down of WWII as a slight let down, but I knew this wasn't going to be historically correct drama going into it. Enjoyable without being over-the-top gore

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

"Overlord" works best as a patriotism booster shot - it's "Inglourious Basterds" without a swizzle of irony.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

What it lacks in novelty, subtlety or character, it partially makes up in sheer abandon. This is a big, loud, violent, gleefully gory sledgehammer of a film with, crucially, a careful tongue in cheek.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Horror fans should cheer, as will admirers of the ensemble's up-and-coming cast.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Overlord injects a healthy dose of schlock into familiar war-movie tropes to create an entertainingly grungy hybrid, but it never quite kicks into overdrive.

3.0
0
Collider

Collider

press

For a movie about Nazi mutants, Overlord admirably has something to say.

0

The movie starts off like a typical war movie. Young lads, testerone, bravado. It soon becomes apparent that there's something weird going on in the little French village. There's a pretty French damsel of course, and a cute kid, plus a motley gang of soldiers who make it to the village. There's a lot of fast moving action. Many tense moments. ...

4.0
0

This film will keep you riveted from the first frame to its last. Set in WWII in France as it follows a group of surviving paratroopers on a mission that quickly becomes a whole lot more horrifying. It's loud, in your face action, gory but really quite a little gem of a horror film. Its kinda schlocky but it embraces this and practically revels in its...

5.0
0

Looking for a relaxing, soothing flick? Then maybe choose another film. If instead you're keen to spend two hours on the edge of your seat watching WW2 soldiers fight it out against some of the scariest zombies I've seen in awhile then I can't recommend Overlord enough.

5.0
0

Two of my favourite genres mixed together? What more could I ask for. Think a mix of Inglorious Basterds and Zombieland and you're part way there. Lots of giggles and laughs through the film will tell you that historical accuracy and plot have been left behind for action filled fun and gore. But it really was a rollercoaster of fun. Loved it.

3.0
0

*(WARNING: Review may contain SPOILERS!)* Julius Avery’s ‘Overlord’ gets the special effects right, combining make-up, practical and CGI just right. Sadly all in service of a film neither funny enough to be splat-stick, nor terrifying enough to be gore-drenched horror. I’m a splat-stick fan. Sam Raimi’s ‘Evil Dead 2’ and Peter Jackson’s ‘Braindead’ are...

3.0
0

Saving Private Ryan with The Human Centipede. Something a lot iike World War Z, is what you get. Take out Brad Pitt, throw in some tokenistic attempts to convey occupied France, add Nazis, and this is the result. What does it...

3.0
0

Was unsure as to what to expect going into this film and am still left a little unsure. Was filmed really well and acting was great but was left feeling there could of been more! Was nice to have some humor to break up the gore and horror but wish i could of seen more of the experiments and the super soldiers to be honest. Still an entertaining watch and...

3.0
0

I was expecting this movie to go a lot more off the rails than it actually did. It played its cards well and kept its dignity while still being a insane Nazi zombie shlockfest. The wartime medical experimentation is legit freaky, I'm surprised what they snuck through an R16 film. Please stop finding new ways to make Nazis terrifying, my little heart can...

3.0
0

If you're not looking for anything too deep and meaningful to while away a couple of hours, this could be the one for you. It has guns, motorbikes (well a sidecar) and reanimation. While the ending was a bit predictable the overall movie was enjoyable and definitely delivers with the blood and guts (and bits of brain). I would probably even watch it again.

4.0
0

Overall a pretty good film, I found it a little slow to get into, but once it got going the gore and action was great. I too found the dumbing down of WWII as a slight let down, but I knew this wasn't going to be historically correct drama going into it. Enjoyable without being over-the-top gore

4.0
0