Rescue Dawn Reviews

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Tim Evans
Sky Movies
November 23, 2007
For fans of visceral, lean and taut cinema, this is an object lesson in power and economy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
November 21, 2007
Herzog's planted rather too firmly in his discomfort zone, but Bale once again confirms himself as one of our most intense, committed and watchable actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Brett
Little White Lies
November 21, 2007
Like taking a family holiday to the Dordogne: sure it looks good but haven't we been here before?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 17, 2007
Rescue Dawn is one of those rare war action dramas that works on several levels, all of them valid and meaningful
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 27, 2007
Riveting wartime thriller, superbly directed by Werner Herzog and featuring yet another terrific performance by Christian Bale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brett McCracken
Christianity Today
October 12, 2007
Even as this film is being proclaimed as Herzog's "most accessible" yet, there are still some serious layers of beauty and depth that go beyond most any film you'll see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
October 4, 2007
Herzog's POW movie doesn't have swagger. It has bravery, cunning, and triumph, tempered by reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007
The key is to not think about it as a Herzog film...and just as a really top-tier war drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 29, 2007
This is the second movie that director Werner Herzog has made about a remarkable hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
August 29, 2007
This gritty tale pulls no punches in its depiction of a brutal prison in Laos and the even worse conditions outside prison in the jungle.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
August 28, 2007
... an escape movie with a distinctly European feel, which means it is more real and less about rah-rah American ingenuity in the face of impossible odds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
August 20, 2007
But just as exciting -- maybe even more so, for those who love the medium and, especially, the uplift of the great-escape genre -- Rescue Dawn is a triumphant Werner Herzog movie.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 20, 2007
This works because of the cast inside the camp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 18, 2007
Christian Bale, the American psycho, makes for a wonderfully obsessed Herzog protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 18, 2007
Christian Bale embodies Dengler with raw physicality that few actors would dare embrace; you can literally watch him wasting away as the film progresses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 15, 2007
It's a good movie, maybe even a very good movie. But something is lacking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
August 13, 2007
Herzog builds this movie around another strong, eccentric performance from Bale, who is gaining a reputation for outsized talent and for downsized physicality.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 8, 2007
...a memorable, if grueling, experience...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
August 4, 2007
Christian Bale deserves Academy Award consideration.
Diana Saenger
ReviewExpress.com
August 4, 2007
An enthralling story that explores the human spirit in the most devastating of circumstances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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