Ok, folks, I saw ANTHROPOID this morning and I do not understand the boohoo-ing from many critics. I thought this film was VERY well done!
Excellent acting, very well researched, and expertly shot. I loved the film grain look and the desaturated color. Beautiful!
As for the story––in two hours you can't go into the explicit details of every element and personage involved with Operation Anthropoid, but all the main bases and players were covered extremely well. The two assassins were of great focus on an emotional level, their fears, anxieties, loss, trauma, and ultimate sacrifice shined through with intensity.
I never found the film to be slow. It started with a low boil then progressed steadily to a rapid boil and then a violent boiling over. The film was not sentimental, but very passionate. I was biting back a few tears of horror and anger by the end. You talk about finding yourself between a rock and a hard place, well...these men were caught between the rock of a likely suicide mission and the diamond hard Nazi regime. No escape, except into bloody torture at the hands of the merciless Gestapo.
I highly recommend ANTHROPOID to anyone interested in World War II, as well as those who are not familiar with the amazing and tragic story of the assassins who brought down The Butcher of Prague, The Hangman, the human devil that was SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei REINHARD HEYDRICH.
Enjoy a bit of OPERATION ANTHROPOID info: http://time.com/44…/operation-anthropoid-historical-adviser/