—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
33% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
81% The Congress Aug 29
71% Life Of Crime Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
39% If I Stay $15.7M
20% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
67% The House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
60% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

The Great Raid Reviews

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Mike Ward

Bratt's over-the-top performance is the stuff that bad military recruitment videos are made of.

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August 13, 2005
Eric D. Snider

It's not bad, nor are its intentions anything less than noble. But it feels like countless movies before it, reliant on conventional war-movie devices and stock characters.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C+

August 13, 2005
Dan Fienberg

[S]ometimes the most worthy of stories, the most relevant of history lessons, the most rousing of plots can still become the dullest of movies.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

August 13, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It lacks both excitement and outrage, and all that remains is solemnity. It makes you wonder whether you should watch the movie or stand at attention.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2/4

August 12, 2005
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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While one might have wished for a better movie, and a few smarter decisions regarding the screenplay, generally it's a riveting, even inspirational account of an American feat of arms about which few know but about which many more should.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

August 12, 2005
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It should sizzle like a fuse, but instead plods along with methodical deliberation.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 12, 2005
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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Feels less like a rousing action adventure than a military-sponsored lesson in invincible patriotic payback.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 12, 2005
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Dahl's approach may be somewhat pedestrian, but he tells his story clearly and with few unnecessary detours.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 12, 2005
Joel Selvin
San Francisco Chronicle
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The story line is telegraphed from word one and the meticulous unfolding plot plods ahead inexorably without the slightest bit of suspense.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

August 12, 2005
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

This has modest blood yet almost documentary fidelity, is beautifully sited (Australia's Queensland was main location), and paced to deliver the nerve surges of fear and reward and loss.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 12, 2005
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee

Centers on an undeniably brave and extraordinary World War II rescue, yet it fails to excite until its final scenes.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 2/4

August 12, 2005
Timothy Knight

A frustratingly uneven film that's alternately compelling and clumsily handled.

| Original Score: 2/4

August 12, 2005
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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This smart, unhurried drama plays out like a retro version of Saving Private Ryan.

| Original Score: 3/4

August 12, 2005
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

The story of one of the most daring and successful raids in U.S. Army history turns out to be mystifyingly inert on screen.

August 12, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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A great story filled with real heroics deserves better than this.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

August 12, 2005
Shawn Levy

The film is much better as a ticking-clock action picture than as a story of human emotions, be they romantic, altruistic or base.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B-

August 12, 2005
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Dahl gets it half-right, and completely wrong. In studio fashion, he adds a composite character and a love story, which the story really doesn't require. In indie tradition, he refuses to cast any stars -- which the picture desperately needs.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

August 12, 2005
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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I hereby award the World War II drama The Great Raid a Cement Star for faithful and distinguished service to the cause of mediocrity.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

August 12, 2005
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Not a great movie, but it certainly does justice to the great historical event it dramatizes.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 12, 2005
Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
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Obsessed with authenticity, the movie simply isn't 'Hollywood' enough. What could have been a valuable history lesson for everyone is just more fodder for military buffs.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 12, 2005
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