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The Big Red One Reviews

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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In its own rough and still unfinished way, The Big Red One works -- as a memoir of a time, and a movie of the war.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

November 15, 2004
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Alas, the lost version of Samuel Fuller's The Big Red One of 1980 has been found -- reassembled, actually, by the distinguished film critic Richard Schickel -- and it's a lot less than legendary. It isn't even very good.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 12, 2004
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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The combination of old-time Hollywood valor and ahead-of-its-time surprises makes this restoration a big event.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 12, 2004
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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What the movie may lack in Saving Private Ryan-style gloss, it more than makes up for in authenticity, or, in other words, heart.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 11, 2004
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Seven years after Fuller's death, 24 years after its initial, botched release, and almost 60 years after V-E day, The Big Red One is finally here, in a form close to what Fuller intended.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 5/5

November 11, 2004
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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You must see this film for one unstoppable reason, and that is Lee Marvin.

November 9, 2004
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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The Big Red One isn't even Fuller's greatest war film. Of those, I'd rank it fourth -- but that's not half bad.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 9, 2004
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Until "Saving Private Ryan," this film was the most graphic WWII picture made.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 15, 2004
Charles Taylor
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As the longest and biggest of Fuller's movies, it magnifies the essence -- good and bad -- of his work.

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October 6, 2004
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

The film's overriding mission is to expose both the inherent absurdity and tragedy of war.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

October 6, 2004
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The splendid reconstructed version of this 1980 film is bigger and better than the original.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

September 28, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The Big Red One celebrates the lucky and the smart who survive the outrages and terrors of war.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

January 29, 2004

There's a reason Fuller found it hard to get gigs in the US through the 70's; his pulp fiction style just didn't play anymore.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

May 13, 2003
Larry Carroll

A solid war movie with a great performance by Lee Marvin. If you're a war buff, give this one a shot.

| Original Score: 3/5

September 27, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

An American masterpiece by one of the last great American directors.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Cole Smithey

| Original Score: 4/5

October 22, 2006
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 4/5

July 4, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 4/5

February 14, 2005
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

| Original Score: 4/5

January 5, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 23, 2004
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