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The Great Escape Reviews

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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This is a Boys' Own Tale, and, as boys, we wanted it, cleansed of horrors, for ourselves.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

April 23, 2014
Andrew Collins
Radio Times

This is one of the all-time great war movies, a PoW adventure from director John Sturges that celebrates the indomitable spirit of the Allied forces even when their backs were to the wall.

Full Review Source: Radio Times

April 23, 2014

Film4

Watching the starry cast is always entertaining, and while The Great Escape has little new to say about war, this is really not a criticism.

Full Review Source: Film4

April 23, 2014
Andrew Lowry
Total Film

Even if you feel you know every scene backwards, there are still manifold pleasures here beyond nostalgia.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

April 23, 2014

TIME Magazine
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The Great Escape is simply great escapism.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

February 6, 2014
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

While it's a definite classic in the Steve McQueen gallery, it's also a masterpiece of the action genre...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

August 22, 2013
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

a slow burn which allows you to watch wildly different characters work together and form a team in spite of their differences

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 4/5

June 9, 2013
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

Each group of characters get their own riveting planning sequences, all skillfully told. This is one "heist" film where knowing the details of how the escape is supposed to go down before it happens only strengthens the suspense further.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 3/4

May 23, 2013
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Boasting an all-star cast, headed by a terrific Steve McQueen, Great Escape is one of the greatest, most enjoyable WWII adventures Hollywood has made.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A-

April 13, 2011
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A consummate work of nuts 'n bolts filmmaking devoted to the single end of creating something that is compulsively, endlessly watchable and re-watchable.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 9/10

March 16, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

An exceptional story about teamwork.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

December 28, 2010
Variety Staff
Variety
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Producer-director John Sturges has fashioned a motion picture that entertains, captivates, thrills and stirs.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The title also suits the film's ultimate aim to be a great escape film.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

February 24, 2008
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

One of the greatest 'popcorn' movies ever

| Original Score: 5/5

March 16, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Expertly directed and written with an infectious undercurrent of wry humor.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

March 1, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Way too flabby at 168 minutes, but once this 1963 feature gets going it's good, solid stuff.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 1, 2007
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Worth seeing the last half hour, if nothing else, for one of the best stunt sequences in years: McQueen's motor-cycle bid for freedom.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

It's as blow-dried as McQueen looks even on a bad day, but The Great Escape's mix of suspense, humor, and old-fashioned derring-do pitched by a dream-team cast is so enjoyable that only a lout would complain about it.

Full Review Source: DVDJournal.com

April 13, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

preposterous and thrilling

| Original Score: 3/5

August 26, 2005
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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It's a strictly mechanical adventure with make-believe men.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 9, 2005
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