2016 Shootout of the Year Winner

Anthropoid

This shootout is impressive both for what it is and also for what it isn’t.  This “go down with your boots on” mentality can easily be moved into very unpleasant and jingoistic direction but somehow Sean Ellis manages to avoid that and play this in a way that finds a more genuine nobility into this self-sacrifice.  A lot of this has to do with the tone they achieve both through the conflicted performances of the actors and the dark score by Guy Farley and Robin Foster.

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