By Chris Nashawaty
February 23, 2015 at 10:11 PM EST
Sophie Mutevelian

Queen and Country

02/18/15
B-
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  • Movie
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John Boorman’s nostalgically charming 1987 gem Hope and Glory chronicled the director’s childhood memories of life in London during the Blitz. In this sequel set nine years later, Boorman picks up the thread of young Bill Rohan, now a sensitive 18-year-old who’s been conscripted for the war in Korea. Bill (Callum Turner) bristles at his bullying boot-camp superiors, gets sucked into mischief by his bunkmate (Caleb Landry Jones), and becomes smitten with a high-class dream girl (Tamsin Egerton) who breaks his heart. Tonally, the movie can’t decide whether it’s a comedy, a romance, or a wistful wartime madeleine. What it’s missing is the sense of joy and wonder of its predecessor. B–

Queen and Country

2015 movie
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release date
  • 02/18/15
runtime
  • 115 minutes
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