Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Pat O'Connor
  • Written by: Simon Reade, Michael Morpurgo (novel)
  • Cast: George MacKay, Jack O'Connell, Alexandra Roach
  • UK release: 12 October 2012

Tommo and Charlie Peaceful are two brothers who make the fateful decision to sign up to the British Army during WWI. O'Connor directs his actors with skill, but it's visually uninteresting and lacks vitality. Spielberg's War Horse, similarly themed and also adapted from Michael Morpurgo, is a tough act to follow.

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Private Peaceful

7 Sep 20122 stars

Lacklustre adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel

This adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel has a tough act to follow, telling a story that takes place in the same setting as War Horse (rural England during the First World War), the Morpurgo classic that was recently adapted in sweeping style by…

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