'Enemy at the Gates' Review By THE JOKER

A wonderful display of the chaos that was The Battle of Stalingrad!
  • Story
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Visuals
A wondrous film that was one of the best movies of its time! This movie is one of the few out there that follows history with limited fiction, which history buffs can appreciate!

I will say the story of this film was very well put together! While there was a bit of romance thrown in there, the main plot of the film was not overshadowed by it. The feud between Russian sniper Vasily Zaitsev and German sniper Major Erwin Konig leaves everyone on the edge of their seats wondering who is going to win!!! They cover a lot of major points of the battle, from the methods at which they sent the soldiers to the battlefield, the ways they inspired their men, and a real in depth look into the minds of the Russian's outlook on how to approach the war. It also gave you a brief, yet powerful look into Nazi Germany's powerful propaganda!

The film does feature a great all-star cast! Joseph Fiennes did a wonderful job! He brought power, inspiration, and great jealously out in a wonderful display of acting! He WAS that character!

Bob Hoskins was back in a very decisive manner! He played Russian commander Nikita Khrushchev and he dominated that role! He showed great power and intimidation in that role! I was afraid of being chewed out by this man!

This is one of my favorite Jude Law roles of all time! He was the lead role in this film along side Ed Harris! These two did a wonderful job of making one worry about who was going to win, who would get that edge, and how will either get out of there alive!

The directing was phenomenal! He knew exactly what to focus on! One of the big things I appreciated was his focus on the eyes of Law and Harris... Everything was dark and hidden into the foliage, except their eyes... It really pulled you into the mind of the sniper! He had an eye for the battle and knew the key areas in which to focus and really help people see and feel the utter destruction that took place there.

I think the movie started to drift away towards the end, but quickly pulled you back in, which is why I gave it 4.5 out of 5! But, it is still a wonderful film! And I highly recommend it to all!

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Comments (19)


    @crypt haha absolutely it is! I promise it is a really good movie! Very, very dark tone to it!!!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  2. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @mcleve02 ha fo real?! not a bad deal.

    3 years agoby @cryptFlag


    @crypt haha thanks man! You should see it! One incentive can be that you see Rachel Weisz's bare ass!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  4. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @mcleve02 Good review, however i never have been interested in this movie, which is why i never bothered to read the review until now ;P despite that, still enjoyed the read!

    3 years agoby @cryptFlag


    @thomasclarke Cool, I will do! Thanks for reading it!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  6. the MovieGhost

    @thomasclarke It's all good dude. The only review I've done thus far was for TDKR.

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  7. Thomas Clarke (Kiion)

    Sorry that was also aimed at you @mclev02

    3 years agoby @thomasclarkeFlag

  8. Thomas Clarke (Kiion)

    @the-movieghost you need to add me to your reviews tagging, my bad I didn't realise you did reviews sorry bro

    3 years agoby @thomasclarkeFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus You definitely should! It's truly a geat film!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I should watch this

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. skywise

    @the-movieghost thank you thank you. Its not as hard as you would think as long a you can jump from that oen door....i had someone push me to be honest.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag


    @the-movieghost Thanks man! It really is a great movie!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  13. the MovieGhost

    @skywise Nice, nice. Well congratulations on making it!

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  14. skywise

    @the-movieghost It was awesome. Its something I hav ebeen gunning for for about 4 years and now that i am in an airborne unit I didnt even have to try...they wre like " you. are. going."

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  15. the MovieGhost

    @mcleve02 Another well-written review my friend! Nicely done. I haven't seen this movie yet, but I'll make a point to now.

    @skywise Dang, that sounds like on hell of an afternoon.

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag


    @skywise Thanks, I do as well! Well you can of course see that with my review! haha

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  17. skywise

    @mcleve02 Love this movie. I just watched it last week with my army reserve unit after we completed our training (jumping out of airplanes - i finally got my jump wings) and we were eating pizza as a celebration for passing the school. Great review.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag