Anthropoid (3 out of 4 stars, baby)
You know, some movies are exhilarating, even if they're heavy and deal with important themes. Other movies burden you with that heaviness, demanding that you feel it without respite. Anthropoid is the latter. Don't bother with it unless you're ready to go through the wringer.
The Anthropoid operation is a matter of historical record. So I won't be spoiling much by saying that this movie is about the assassination of Hitler's third-in-command and the rather bad behavior of the Nazis in its aftermath. To the extent that the movie stylizes its horrors, it does so in a brutish way. Some of the violence is protracted, but the aesthetics are designed to grind you down, not lift you out of your seat or put you on the edge of it.
It's history, it's war, it's things that might as well have happened yesterday and could happen again tomorrow. It's a worthy movie for that reason and many others. Hell, if it weren't so relentlessly bleak, I might have liked it more. But I might have felt bad for enjoying it on that level.