WINTER IN WARTIME
Near the end of World War II, 14-year-old Michael becomes involved with the Resistance after coming
to the aid of a wounded British soldier
Winter in Wartime is kind of a compelling movie of a young boy, 13 years old, who inadvertently is drawn into the resistance during World War II when he finds a wounded British paratrooper. This is kind of a you’ve seen it all before for the first, 103 minutes, so for about the first hour you think, okay, we’ve seen it all before. We’ve seen the troops and the Nazis and the snow and the bicycles and we’ve seen it all before. But then, about the last half hour or so it turns into something very different. It seems to me in retrospect that they probably could’ve shortened the part that we’d seen before, but it does build up the tension. When the surprise comes it’s fairly surprising. I would give it three and a half stars.