Positive early reviews for Netflix's
All Quiet on the Western Front have been overwhelmingly enthusiastic.
Critics are praising the new Netflix movie All Quiet on the Western Front, calling it "harrowing," "terrific," and a "chilling piece of anti-war cinema."
The film, directed by Edward Berger, depicts the experiences of a young German soldier named Paul whose initial enthusiasm for World War I.
Combat is quickly replaced with dread after he and his fellow soldiers are ordered to the front lines.
The film is based on the same-named novel by Erich Maria Remarque and draws influence from real-life events and personalities.
According to Deadline's Pete Hammond, the cast and crew both received high marks from audiences .