Enemy at the Gates is a sniper movie staring some big name actors that was released in early 2001 and it enjoyed reasonably good box office success. The movie attempts to recreate the historical duel between Konings/Thorvald and Zaitsev during the battle of Stalingrad during World War 2. The movie is not bad as a movie and there are some good parts in it that depict urban sniping fairly well, but I was not too happy with some other parts of it. They missed a good opportunity to portray snipers and their role on the battlefield in a better light and to really show some good sniping scenes, but they didn’t. I didn’t like that every shot was a head shot, the ending was completely screwed up (the real one was better), and that there were several inconsistencies. But hey, its entertainment I guess, and probably worth watching.

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