Testament of Youth


Action / Biography / Drama / History / War

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 20377


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Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain
Kit Harington as Roland Leighton
Taron Egerton as Edward Brittain
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2hr 9 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by James 9 / 10

Vikander bewitches in exquisite portrayal of Vera Brittain's WWI experiences

In the context of this film still a strong-willed young woman, Vera Brittain (1893-1970) is a real-life figure well known for her pacificism of more recent years. This transformation is not entriely surprising given the way the First World War scythed through Vera's small circle of male acquaintances, be these her brother Edward (here played by Taron Egerton), his (and her) close friend Victor (Colin Morgan) or the man she falls in love with Roland Leighton (Kit Hartington). All the more so, as the months pre-War are ones of prosperity and carefree joy for these young people that the film portrays lovingly in Yorkshire settings, as well as at Oxford, given the fact that Vera pioneeringly succeeds in passing her exams to go there along with the boys.

Boys is scarcely a wrong word here, as the war takes the Military Cross-winning Edward at age 23 in 1918, Victor at aged 22 in 1917, and Roland at aged 20 in 1915.

And when the lovely, intense, at-time almost spellbinding Alicia Vikander plays Vera, we feel the magnitude of her loss, and wonder along with the character how she might possibly go on at all.

The film only hints at her managing to do this, showing how she begins with her anti-war campaigning, not least because her time as an Army nurse has seen her tend to (and indeed talk to - given her linguistic knowledge) dying Germans as well as Brits.

As one might expect, James Kent's rendering of "Testament of Youth" is beautiful, nostalgic, profoundly touching, persuasive and thought-provoking given the abrupt stop that was put to a very promising time for the whole country, as well as for so very many of its sons.

Reviewed by adonis98-743-186503 1 / 10


A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I - a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times. Vikander's and Harrigton's terrible love chemistry and the whole World War I plot that goes nowhere is what makes Testament of Youth a boring and bland love drama that doesn't do things different or keeps the viewer entertained. (0/10)

Reviewed by nyilmaz1973 10 / 10

This brilliant work should have received an Oscar

This is definitely one of the brilliant underrated,overlooked films.It tells the true story of a courageous, intelligent young woman who lost all her beloved ones during the first world war and later on became one the war pacifists. I have not read the book, but I did some reading on Vera Brittain, I should say that the screenplay has touched on all the key parts of her story at the time.The best way to tell if a film is succesful is the beginning and the end, and this film has has excelled beauty and strength in both. It should have definitely at least won an Oscar for best screenplay/leading actress, and funny but it has received no awards for screenplay or directing. It is even pointless to applaud Alicia Vikander's acting ,it was that excellent, she could have easily received a best leading actress Cscar with this one.I don't want to think that it was totally missed for telling a woman's story and hope that was not the case. I can watch very few films more than once,and this is one of the few films I can do so burst into tears each time It is that powerful.Don't miss this film.

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