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  • Summary: A dramatic, intense and heroic WWII film about members of the Greatest Generation struggling to be both good men and good soldiers. (Excel Entertainment Group)
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 75
    Saints and Soldiers isn't a great film, but what it does, it does well.
  2. It's no earthshaker, but the indie film is refreshingly different from the current movie norm, it's won more than 15 awards on the festival circuit, and war-movie aficionados will find it well worth the journey.
  3. 70
    The triumph here is a matter of craftsmanship rather than art, but it's rare enough even on that level for a film to be worth celebrating.
  4. 63
    Wants to be an epic in the mold of "Saving Private Ryan," but it's hindered by its modest budget.
  5. Shackles its characters with stale dialogue straight out of decades-old Sgt. Rock comic books.
  6. 50
    There's an uplifting message about heroism, dispensed in dialogue so familiar you can practically lip=synch it.
  7. Despite all the life-threatening situations, warrior deaths and heroic feats, it's hard to get behind characters who feel like lazy archetypes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 11, 2012
    7
    Saints and Soldiers isn't the greatest war film by a long shot- Black Hawk Down and Band of Brothers guaranteed that. But it does give the audience an insider's viewpoint to the soldier's struggle with his faith, his freedom, and war itself. Expand

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