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  • Summary: A comedy drama based on the true story of two British Army dentists who in 1942, eager to see action, go AWOL and invade occupied France on their own. (Guerilla Films)
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
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  1. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    If whimsy isn't your mug of tea, stay away from Two Men Went to War. You have to be in the mood for a little sweetness to enjoy this resolutely old- fashioned comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: M. E. Russell
    The first half of the movie is a particular delight, with the bug-eyed, chinless Cuthbertson playing beautifully against grouchy, stoic King, who's barking mad under that stiff upper lip.
  3. 67
    Henderson's warm and toasty little gem of a film, slight though it may be, reminds you that the Greatest Generation, full of vim, vigor, and – most important – an indefatigable sense of purpose, grew up on both sides of the Big Pond.
  4. It mocks the absurdity of war, but between the chuckles, and especially near the end, it plucks the heartstrings.
  5. 60
    Two Men is slow and sweet as warm pudding, but Cranham and Derek Jacobi (as one of Churchill's intelligence officers) both add a generous, wholehearted gravitas the film might have thought to ask for in the first place.
  6. Reviewed by: Kevin Crust
    The middle sections go a bit slack at times, and things wrap up a little too neat and quickly, but overall Two Men Went to War entertains and recalls the type of British period comedy that more regularly appeared here before everything seemingly began to strive for "Full Monty"-sized box-office returns.
  7. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    Solidly crafted, strongly cast pic doesn't hit a thoroughgoing comic tone.

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