Private Peaceful

Contains moderate battle violence.


Private Peaceful Rating: 12 11+

3.7500 out of 5 96 Votes (Members)
102 mins

Another First World War tale from War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, this gut-wrenching drama focuses on two brothers, Tommo and Charlie Peaceful and their journey from the idyllic English countryside to the hell of no-man’s-land. There is a terrible injustice at the heart of this story which has haunted many families in real life: the execution of soldiers for cowardice. This makes for gripping viewing and carries a genuine emotional impact – you’ll want to know more about this fascinating and tragic issue.

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  • Ewan, 15

    5 out of 5
    Ewan, 15
    2017-06-30 11:33:11

    Private Peaceful is a great World War 1 film. I liked Tommo, Charlie and big Joe. This film has made me interested in that war. There wasn't anything bad about this film and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Luke , 12

    4 out of 5
    Luke , 12
    2016-11-22 15:57:33

    This is an incredible film that looks at the moral struggle of being a soldier in world war 1 and the drastic punishment procedures used by the British army at the time. This is quite a deep film and not for the hard-core action film lovers. It has a minimal if not non-existent use of CGI preferring to use visual effects in the place of digital ones. If you liked this film then I highly recommend the book thief as it's in a similar setting with the same emotional moral conflict.

  • Noah, 11

    2 out of 5
    Noah, 11
    2016-11-22 15:52:56

    this was an ok film. But I personally I found it very boring because personally I don't like Michael Morpugo books. This can be avoided though by keeping the running time lower. HOWEVER if you are a micheal mopurgo fan you will love it.

  • Micheal, 12

    4 out of 5
    Micheal, 12
    2016-11-22 15:49:47

    The film is alright , with some violence, but not a lot. I highly recommend this to Michael Morpurgo fans, but its not perfect. There are some scenes that could be improved, but its an alright film all around.

  • Lewis, 12

    5 out of 5
    Lewis, 12
    2016-11-04 14:53:34

    Private peaceful is the most amazing WW1 movie I have ever seen in my life this movie has got me inserted in to WW1 the film was based of a book by Michael morpurgo (he had also made war horse another war movie) the movie is about two brothers going to fight in the first world war or the great war my favourite character was the cornel because I liked his moustache because the moustache made him more like a cornel I give this movie 5 stars

  • Chloe, 13

    4 out of 5
    Chloe, 13
    2016-03-03 08:48:48

    I found this film really heartfelt and thoughtful. Although I did sometimes get confused with which actor played which brother, I definitely recommend this film. I don't normally watch films like this, however I'm really glad I did :-)

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