Regeneration Review

And I thought it would be difficult to take all the thrill out of a war movie. Regeneration manages to do exactly that by putting the setting at the end of World War I -- not in the action, but in a mental hospital, where a couple of British poets are being treated for shell shock. Poets. Shell shock. This is not excitement -- and I'm a writer for a living! (The film is based on a true story about a genuinely crazy poet.)

Despite the de rigueur love story and some gut-turning flashbacks, this exercise in brown and olive green is pretty limp. Yes, war is rough. War is hell. War makes people go crazy. We got it.


Facts and Figures

Run time: 60 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 7th May 2003

Reviews 2 / 5

IMDB: 8.6 / 10

Cast & Crew

Producer: , Peter R. Simpson

Starring: as Himself, as Narration (voice), as Himself, Howard Zinn as Himself (archive footage)