Miracle at St. Anna - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Miracle at St. Anna Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 15, 2011
At 160 minutes, it definitely suffers from Oscar Bloat.
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
February 18, 2009
The agenda is obvious, but the rage feels justified, and meanwhile Lee gives us a few virtuoso touches.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
February 17, 2009
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.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 4, 2009
Problematic as a narrative...[but] Lee's simply too smart and talented to make a dismissible film. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
November 12, 2008
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.
Top Critic
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
November 7, 2008
It's impressive that a filmmaker of Lee's distinction is willing to continue to push boundaries.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
October 14, 2008
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source
October 12, 2008
Little imperfections prevent it from being the classic epic it wants to be, but Lee accomplishes quite a lot here.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
October 9, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
October 8, 2008
Brilliant homage to the Buffalo Soldiers during World War II may be Spike Lee's most powerful film.
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 3, 2008
'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.
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
October 2, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
September 30, 2008
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 | Original Score: 6/10
Peter Paras
E! Online
September 29, 2008
It's uneven but often powerful, two things we've come to expect from director Spike Lee.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
September 29, 2008
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
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
September 28, 2008
Too long, but picks up after an abysmal start.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
September 28, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 26, 2008
Miracle is far from the sensitive racial politics Lee is capable of delivering, but darned if it isn't rousing good fun.
Full Review | 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 | Original Score: 7.5/10
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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