Friday, August 12, 2016


In 1942, along with a team of paratroopers, two members of the Czech resistance (Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) land in wooded area outside Prague and make their way to the occupied city to carry out their orders from London: the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the ruthless Nazi General and head of security, second only to Himmler and responsible for countless acts of savagery and murder. With Anthropoid (the code name of the operation), Sean Ellis takes one of the most intriguing stories of courage and daring to come out of the war and, while appearing to treat the material faithfully, drenches it in cliches, bad acting, and an overall drabness.
* 1/2 out of ****