Chosen

2016

Action / Drama / War

42
IMDb Rating 4.7 10 468

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Harvey Keitel as Sonson
Luke Mably as Sonson
Ana Ularu as Judith
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737.15 MB
1280*534
English
R
25 fps
1hr 45 min
P/S 3 / 10
1.53 GB
1920*800
English
R
25 fps
1hr 45 min
P/S 4 / 9

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Michael Ledo 9 / 10

Make every bullet count

PLOT SPOILER (?) REVIEW The film is based on a true story. Pappy (Harvey Keital) tells his grandson Max (Julian Shatkin) the story of a true hero for his school 1,000 word essay. He did not tell him it was his autobiography and the kid didn't take notes.

This is a flashback story of Sonson (Luke Mably), an Hungarian Jewish lawyer who in 1943 had the job of making big stones into small ones. After the German occupation, his wife (Diana Cavallioti) dies because Jews were not allowed medicine, making his life of neutrality difficult. His sister-in-law Judith (Ana Ularu) is placed on a train and sent to Poland. Vowing to rescue her (she was actually doing fine on her own) Sonson walks to Poland, dresses up as an SS general and leads an underground rebellion.

Sonson was a dry reluctant hero who was void of character and voice for much of the film, showing how true heroes are humble and "just a man." Harvey Keital, the headliner has a small role as the story teller. Luke Mably was on the screen for most of the film.

Guide: No swearing or nudity. Clothed rape scene.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 5 / 10

nothing here

In modern times, an old man (Harvey Keitel) tells a young boy about his life during the war. It's 1943 Hungary. Sonson (Luke Mably) suffers as forced labor for the Nazis. They are hounded by the Hungarian police as the Nazis and their collaborators deport the Jews. Sonson joins a rebellion against the occupiers.

There is a scattered narrative flow with nothing new going on in this movie. It's a mistake to show Sonson as an old man which guarantees his survival through the entire ordeal. Mably doesn't have the greatest charisma and the movie doesn't give his character much substance. No other character has any substance at all. This has no tension despite the movie trying to ramp up the melodrama with the music cues at the wrong times. At most other times, this is quietly dull without the needed tension. It's also not the highest of production value. The directing is weak. It's functional at best but not much more.

Reviewed by mickharry 1 / 10

An insult to history

This film is a disgrace! The struggles of the people of Hungary in World War 2 are reduced to a cheap soap opera. "An unassuming young lawyer leads a fight against the Nazis near the end of the Second World War". This is the blurb. He's so unassuming that he is in a forced labour gang smashing rocks. Of course, he demonstrates his prowess by smashing rocks till the sun sets. What a hero!? If it is forced labour surely you don't show off. How hot shot lawyer ends up on a forced labour gang is not explained. He has refused to join the Resistance until his wife dies as a result of medical treatment being denied Jews. The resistance call on him. Which is great because he is really good acting as an SS officer in easy-to-acquire Nazi uniforms. His officer rehearsals before a mirror while the film cuts to female prisoners being abused is one of the most cringe inducing things I have ever seen on screen. I can't tell you the end. Seen on Netflix. Switched off with half an hour to go.

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