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  • Summary: Set in a Nazi prisoner of war camp, Lt. Tommy Hart (Farrell), a Harvard law student before enlisting, is assigned by top ranking Colonel William McNamara (Willis) to defend an African-American airman (Howard) accused of murder in a camp trial held by his fellow American prisoners.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. 75
    The movie worked for me right up to the final scene, and then it caved in.
  2. The lack of attacks lets us concentrate on emotions rather than explosions.
  3. Just because a movie was inspired by real life and has good intentions doesn't mean it can't wind up as phony as a three-dollar bill.
  4. Reviewed by: Chris Barsanti
    50
    Confused and dramatically overwrought.
  5. Hart's War has its priorities clear, but delivers them with insulting simplicity.
  6. 40
    Inoffensive and sporadically engrossing.
  7. If glum were good and bleak were best, Hart's War would be a standout.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. TonyB.
    Sep 19, 2005
    8
    What a shame that this fine film was not recognized by the critics or promoted effectively by MGM.
  2. FrankO.
    Jan 25, 2006
    5
    Disappointed in this film, the book by John Katzenbach was so much better in terms of tension and suspense. Willis was good, first time I noticed Terrance Howard who I enjoy as an actor. Way too long. Collapse
  3. SylvieT.
    Jan 18, 2010
    5
    Couldn't even finish watching it. If there had never been a WWII movie made, ever, this would have been a good representation. Failed to deliver anything 'new'. I just got bored and left. Expand

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