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Universal acclaim- based on 38 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 34 out of 38
  2. Negative: 3 out of 38
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  1. NormG.
    Apr 28, 2005
    2
    If you took all of the movie clichés from every prisoner of war film since the 1930
  2. WindowLicker
    Apr 25, 2004
    0
    Possibly the worst movie of all time. As well as plenty of inconsistencies (hey, check out that 300km trip into the jungle each day), we get a bunch of moralizing crap shoved in our faces - better to turn the other cheek, get the dressing-up box out and do some Shakespeare. This is what WW2 would have looked like if it had been fought by luvvies. Save yourself the bother and go and see Possibly the worst movie of all time. As well as plenty of inconsistencies (hey, check out that 300km trip into the jungle each day), we get a bunch of moralizing crap shoved in our faces - better to turn the other cheek, get the dressing-up box out and do some Shakespeare. This is what WW2 would have looked like if it had been fought by luvvies. Save yourself the bother and go and see "The Great Escape" again. Expand
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  1. It is solidly crafted enough from inherently powerful true-life material, however, that WWII buffs and religiously inclined audiences won't be disappointed.
  2. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    30
    Grim in theme yet seldom effective or convincing in execution.
  3. 50
    The dialogue and voice-over narration (by Gordon) are homily-heavy, and the staging sometimes awkward. The prison extras in particular are often left to stare blankly at the gut-wrenching action before them, with many, including Sutherland, looking awfully fit for men who've been starving for years.