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ATTACK ON LENINGRAD (2009) (2009)

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A soaring, action-packed journey of heroism and sacrifice as one crusading journalist desperately fights to uncover the horrors buried within the infamous Nazi siege of Leningrad in the savage winter of 1941. At the height of World War II, journalist … see full wiki

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Unengaging Horrors of War XXXX

  • Jun 27, 2010
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First off, "Attack on Leningrad" is a very misleading title. Long drawn siege would be better. The action scene on the cover is also very misleading. At the start there is a battle scene redone from "Enemy at the Gates" and some CGI Aircraft bombing but that is only for about 15 minutes of the whole movie, this certainly is no "battle movie". More accurate would be to have Mira Sorvino lying in a bed huddling to children trying to stay warm.

This is a Russian film trying to bring the story of Leningrad to life with a cliche script exploiting on some sort of "Horrors of War porn" without brining anything new or even being interesting. Into the plot are drawn a myriad of characters with thin and uninteresting stories and a sub plot about the Stalin regime. Added to this a completely unneccessary view from the German side and a love story.

On the whole the film felt as if it was trying so hard to cater to everyone and completely forgot to be interesting for someone.

Not that the siege of Leningrad isn't worthy of a good story. It certainly is. Its just that this story isn't good, just moves along in an unengaging way. Possibly worth watching but hardly a keeper and even then it is never a must see.

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