Hart's War Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Big WWII drama about honor, courage and sacrifice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 30, 2006
Nationality, race and politics clash in unexpected ways in this well-directed and acted but extremely old-fashioned prison drama that recalls genre film sof the 1950s and 1960s.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
In the ever-increasing onslaught of war movies, it stands head and shoulders above most of the competition.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
This earnest WWII escape story throws in a courtroom drama, but to nobody's advantage.
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
February 13, 2003
'Hart's War' is a perfect example of a film that remains anchored in mediocrity from beginning to end. It plods along like a chronic asthmatic, meandering to a conclusion that's both irritating and implausible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...Suitably gritty and intense...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Barsanti
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
It's hard to know whether or not to recommend this film because for every thing it does right there's at least one and occasionally two things it gets ever so wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Engaging thriller combines military movie genres and succeeds as more than the sum of its well-oiled parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Reaches for more than it can handle, but it's well-acted and earnest in its intentions.
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Paint-by-numbers claptrap.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
As old-fashioned as it can get, a throwback to cinema's Golden Age and a tribute to the flawed, guilty human beings we call heroes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rumsey Taylor
DVDFuture.com
August 28, 2002
As an American propagandistic attempt to market patriotism (or courage, or honor), it is arguably successful; by its own merits it is merely decent.
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 27, 2002
The movie's surplus of male-fraternizing never conveys that these Americans are under imminent danger and stress.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
Hart's War is an absorbing courtroom drama that gives Farrell the chance to show off his star quality although the ending disappoints.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 12, 2002
It makes a few fundamental mistakes along the way--mostly due to Willis' star power--but it's still thoroughly entertaining
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Proves a servicable World War II drama that can't totally hide its contrivances, but it at least calls attention to a problem Hollywood too long has ignored.
| Original Score: B
Shay Casey
Daily-Reviews
August 4, 2002
A perfectly respectable, perfectly inoffensive, easily forgettable film.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
August 3, 2002
A compact story told with focus and assurance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 27, 2002
Neither the film nor its characters break any new ground, but for most of its running time it is an intelligent and compelling prisoner-of-war story
| Original Score: 7/10
May 28, 2002
A serious and absorbing drama with the old-fashioned notion of telling a story and taking the necessary time to do so.
| Original Score: 3/4
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