Employing state-of-the-art technology to transform audio and moving image archive footage more than a century old, Peter Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell the story of World War I: the men who were there. Driven by a personal interest in the conflict, Jackson sets out to explore the day-to-day experience of its combatants.
Critics Reviews for They Shall Not Grow Old:
- ""They Shall Not Grow Old" is a nearly great talking-head documentary in which the talking heads are never seen, only heard." – Richard Brody, New Yorker
- ""They Shall Not Grow Old" shows that actually seeing something is different from knowing it intellectually, or even from imagining it. The effect of this is moving and profound." – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
- “In this profound documentary event, Peter Jackson creates digital miracles-in 3D yet-to revitalize archival footage of World War I until faded history comes to vivid, vital life. You won't believe your eyes.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
- “It's just images and the voices of those who were there, telling their own stories.And the result is riveting – an immersive, haunting and often transcendent experience that's unlike anything you've ever seen before.” – Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press
- “Once again, [Jackson] has translated something that's growing ancient into a series of images and ideas a modern audience will be able to grasp. And if we can make sense of the image, we can hopefully make sense of the horror it portends.” – Scout Tafoya, RogerEbert.com