Memorable, crazy movie
A different way of telling a story
To all those who have watched it: I hope you enjoyed it as much as I do.
Too simple plot that is told very slowly.
One of the most boring movie I have ever watched
Good intentions. and a reasonable result. admirable job from Rosamunde Pike and Jason Clarke. and something missing. petr-varak review defines the basic problem - HHhH is a movie containing more two films more than two parts. the biography of Heydrich remains a sketch , correct but superficial, reminding a resume. and the second part seems be remind of ~Antropoid~, not a bad fact, useful to remind the events from Prague of 1943. but , having the same pieces and the same story and tools , it is difficult to ignore the similitudes, more inspired presented in the first film. remembering a docu-drama, it has the gift to be good start point for discover the life and the work of Reinhard Heydrich.
As the German Fascists expand their borders, scorching Europe from end to end, two brave Czechs of the Resistance prepare for a suicide mission to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, the hideous mastermind behind the "Final Solution". "The Man with the Iron Heart" benefits from a stellar Cast of great perfomances and talented actors such as Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell, Jason Clarke, Mia Wasikowska, Noah Jupe and Jack Reynor. The events of the film i don't know how accurate have been translated but their interesting enough and the 3rd act is really well done. Now as far as flaws? i found it a bit weird that none of the actors speak german, the scenes where the guns block were kinda dumb and the sex scenes weren't needed. Overall an interesting and alright biopic. (6.5/10)
Having read and loved Laurent Binet's superb HHhH, I've been eagerly awaiting this film. Alas, it was hardly worth the wait. The earlier released Anthropoid was a far superior adaptation (or was, at least, a better depiction of the events of Heydrich's assassination).Other reviewers here have done a nice job detailing the problems this film has as a 'film' so I will only mention two more. Most importantly, Jason Clarke is simply not 'pretty' enough to play Heydrich. Indeed, part of history's fascination with Heydrich is because, physically, he was the perfect Aryan: blonde, tall, sculpted if not chiselled physiognomy, etc. Other than his blonde hair, Clarke's marked and jowled features are completely dissimilar to Heydrich's and served only to distract. Clarke's miscasting is only slightly more jarring than the use of Stephen Graham to play Himmler. Unable or unwilling to project Himmler's menace, Graham comes across more avuncular than sinister. No one would cower in the presence of Graham's pudgy Himmler.I was also disappointed by the movie's many historical inaccuracies and omissions. Einsatzgruppen executions are shown repeatedly as being by a bullet to the torso, whereas a shot in the nape of the neck was their trademark. The boy being tortured is shown to be around 10-years-old when he fact the real 'boy' was actually a mature 17 years, already engaged to be married. Likewise what got him to talk was having his mother's head placed in his lap (others say it was placed in a fish bowel) but not by having to watch the torture of someone else as is depicted here. And, where was Hitler at Heydrich's funeral? For some reason the writer's chose to pretend he didn't attend, but of course he attended and delivered an inflammatory eulogy while he was there. There are many more such errors. Admittedly these are small details but their cumulative effect was to take me out of the film. They also made me wonder what other, perhaps more important facts the movie had botched.