• R, 2 hr. 40 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Spike Lee
    In Theaters:
    Sep 7, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 10, 2009
  • Touchstone Pictures


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Miracle at St. Anna Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

At 160 minutes, it definitely suffers from Oscar Bloat.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

August 15, 2011
Dave White

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 4, 2011
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

The agenda is obvious, but the rage feels justified, and meanwhile Lee gives us a few virtuoso touches.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 7/10

February 18, 2009
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

While it does have its weak points, it's held together by its unique angle on the war as well as strong characterization for its central characters.

Full Review Source: Movie Views

February 17, 2009
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Problematic as a narrative...[but] Lee's simply too smart and talented to make a dismissible film. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 4, 2009
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

It might have been easily trimmed by a half hour, which is a shame, because there are so many good moments buried in there -- a proverbial two-hour movie struggling to get out.

November 12, 2008
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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It's impressive that a filmmaker of Lee's distinction is willing to continue to push boundaries.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

November 7, 2008
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Lee ... has created a brilliant war movie that encompasses many elements, but manages to engage us with all of the stories within the story he wants to tell.

Full Review Source: Atlantic City Weekly | Original Score: 4/4

October 14, 2008
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source

Little imperfections prevent it from being the classic epic it wants to be, but Lee accomplishes quite a lot here.

Full Review Source: The Cinema Source | Original Score: B+

October 12, 2008
Nick Rogers

Lee shows a knack for combat scenes and both the brutality and brotherhood of man. Opportunism, barbarism and hope mix in the most piercing, cathartic scenes. But his grudge match with Clint Eastwood weighs too heavily, and it's an ambitious mess.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 9, 2008
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International

Brilliant homage to the Buffalo Soldiers during World War II may be Spike Lee's most powerful film.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

October 8, 2008
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

'Miracle at St. Anna' tells a story of friendship and of getting beyond race and prejudices... about helping one another in the midst of war.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

October 3, 2008
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

This isn't on the same caliber as SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, but really, what is? This is a decent war movie that should satisfy most fans of the genre.

Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

October 2, 2008
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

Half way through it becomes clear the ending doesn't matter compared to the journey, I just don't know if Spike Lee feels the same way.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 6/10

September 30, 2008
Peter Paras
E! Online

It's uneven but often powerful, two things we've come to expect from director Spike Lee.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: B-

September 29, 2008
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News

Lee shows his grittiness by allowing everyone to speak in their native languages. My hat's off to him for that. I'm not a fan of war films where all opposing sides speak English.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 29, 2008
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times

Too long, but picks up after an abysmal start.

Full Review Source: Tolucan Times | Original Score: 7/10

September 28, 2008
Kam Williams

An overdue history lesson about the indelible stain left by Jim Crow on the conflicted minds of black men forced to wage a white man's war when they'd really prefer to be fighting for their own civil rights.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 28, 2008
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Miracle is far from the sensitive racial politics Lee is capable of delivering, but darned if it isn't rousing good fun.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

September 26, 2008

A fine movie and a fascinating near miss. Even a Spike Lee film as imperfect as this one is more deserving of your attention than 90 percent of what's out there.

Full Review Source: CHUD | Original Score: 7.5/10

September 26, 2008
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
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