General Information

Glossary: T
Released Year: 1999
Runtime: 98 minutes
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Directors: William Boyd
Writers: William Boyd
Casts: Daniel Craig, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Danny Dyer, Cillian Murphy, Ciarán McMenamin, James D'Arcy, Ben Whishaw, Paul Nicholls, Anthony Strachan, Michael Moreland, Tam Williams, Adrian Lukis
IMDB: The Trench (1999)

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IMDB Rating: 6.0


TV Guide Magazine - Ken Fox
A powerful anti-war film.
Variety - David Rooney
Soberly and intelligently examines the fear, frustration, anxiety, animosity and boredom of waiting to advance into the terrifying other world that lies over the lip of the trenches.
Village Voice - Michael Atkinson
The acting, by a large cast of little-known young Brits chewing on South London accents like dog bones, is uniformly splendiferous.
New York Daily News - Elizabeth Weitzman
By the time they're ready to leave their trench, we're not at all ready to see them go.
60 - Henry Cabot Beck
Boyd would be smart to add a little sound and fury next time around. War is hell, after all.

The Trench (1999)

The Trench tells the story of a group of young British soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916, the worst defeat in British military history. Against this ill-fated backdrop, the movie depicts the soldiers' experience as a mixture of boredom, fear, panic, and restlessness, confined to a trench on the front lines.