Kent, who gathers a cast of extremely bright young things, creates a drama that glides with sorrowful grace, pitching at a respectful and tear-inducing tone.
The men are slightly forgettable, but the woman is not. Far from the flawless fembot in “Ex Machina,” Vikander’s slight gawkiness is highlighted here, allowing her to look like a real girl, absolutely the right decision by Kent.
The film's inferno of horrors are undoubtedly visceral, but psychologically implosive rather than entrails-exploding.
Marsha McCreadieVillage Voice
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), simultaneously poignant and powerful as Vera Brittain, the writer who fought her way into Oxford then chucked that to go to the front as a nurse, gives another indelible performance.
Cath ClarkeTime Out London
A beautifully acted but disappointingly stiff period drama.