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Enemy At the Gates

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About the Movie

A turning point in 20th century war history is the focus of this fact-based account of the 1942-1943 battle of Stalingrad, in which the Germans were finally defeated by Russian influence — one of the bloodiest battles in World War II history. The film stars Jude Law as Vassili, a marksman from the Urals who is transported to Stalingrad in 1942, and a master German sniper, Major Koenig (Ed Harris). Koenig, an expert German sniper, is determined to eliminate his formidable opponent by any means necessary; meanwhile, Vassili has joined forces with Danilov (Joseph Fiennes), a young Russian political adversary, who is impressed by Vassili's skills and raises his profile in the Soviet Union. Both Vassili and Danilov become involved with Tanya (Rachel Weisz), whose Jewish parents have been captured by the Germans and have forced her to take up with the men on a sniper expedition. Koenig and Vassili begin to develop traps for each other, until fate inevitably must bring the two sharpshooters together. This large-scale production, financed mostly by Teuton companies, also features Bob Hoskins as Nikita Krushchev and Ron Perlman as an aging Russian sniper.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 138
  • Fresh: 74
  • Rotten: 64
  • Average Rating: 5.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Any flaws in execution pale against those moments when the film brings history to vital life. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Rotten: The story hits and misses for more than two hours following its opening artillery bloodbath. – Mike Clark, USA Today, Mar 16, 2001

Rotten: Hackneyed material. – Amy Taubin, Village Voice, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Can't easily be dismissed or forgotten. – Lou Lumenick, New York Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

This movie is worth the money

This is based on a true story. It takes place in russia during World War 2. It is about the calm and cool of snipers in ww2. If u like action and war movies this is a must buy


This movie is excellent from start to finish, a must for all war movie fans


It is an awesome/amazing story.

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