I saw 1917 tonight and thought it was excellent. It is one of the new-style war movies that focus on a limited personal viewpoint rather than a retelling of a battle. If you like the latter, you might not like this movie as much. I think it succeeded where Dunkirk failed because it did not try to do too much - it simply told a poignant story. I think the continuous shoot worked very well - it served to keep all the attention on the story, and it heightened the drama. I think it captured the real feel of what WW1 was like - the way Saving Private Ryan did for D-Day. Finally, the date mentioned in the movie - 4/6/17 - was a hugely significant date in the war. It was the day the United States entered the war.