Paths of Glory

Rating: 7/10

Stanley Kubrick made a World War I movie? Well, I learn something every day. In reality, most of this is a sort of courtroom drama about three soldiers who are scapegoated and tried as cowards in order to teach all the other soldiers a lesson. The premise is stupid, but this is supposed to be the French army so maybe this is possible. The big theme here seems to be how, in war, everyone at all levels exploits their positions of power. The movie is thought provoking for sure but not as memorable as the director’s other work.

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