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Rescue Dawn Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Unlike a traditional Hollywood movie, Rescue Dawn follows the pacing and irony of real life. It is far from predictable and far from formulaic.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3/5

April 28, 2014
Hank Sartin
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2011
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

November 17, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

The jungle has been very good to Werner Herzog.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

April 28, 2011
Jeff Otto
ReelzChannel.com

Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 9/10

February 9, 2011
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Werner Herzog isn't interested in patriotism as product placement, like other directors might be. Though uncommonly somber, "Dawn" is still an engrossing prison-break film. It's not "The Great Escape." It's "The Sheer, Dumb Luck Escape."

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 17, 2010

Dumps traditional war movie bravado in favor of a subtler touch, and softens the blow of an unspeakable ordeal by shooting it amidst a series of jarringly beautiful and poetic canvases.

Full Review Source: DCist | Original Score: 8.5/10

June 9, 2010
Chris Fujiwara
Boston Phoenix

Bale's lack of ambiguity points to the biggest limitation of a film that makes the grade as an adventure yarn by ignoring the most disturbing implications of its story.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 23, 2009
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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Rescue Dawn may not feel much like a Herzog movie, but it's a gripping real-life thriller.

Full Review Source: NPR.org

October 18, 2008
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times

Rescue Dawn wouldn't be half the film it is if it were not for the stellar performances by Bale and Zahn.

Full Review Source: Watertown Daily Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 23, 2008
Brian Holcomb
Beyond Hollywood

At first glance, "Rescue Dawn" might seem like Herzog gone Hollywood, but it's still very much the man's work. Herzog has his cake and eats it too.

Full Review Source: Beyond Hollywood

April 18, 2008
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com

Complex and multi-faceted, Herzog has made a film with the skin of an action movie and the heart of a rhythmic, reflective poem

Full Review Source: BrandonFibbs.com | Original Score: 8/10

February 28, 2008
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Emocionante como aventura e como exemplo da força do espírito humano, comprova o talento inquestionável de Herzog, um dos diretores contemporâneos mais importantes e surpreendentes.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2007
Derek Malcolm
This is London

What we miss is the real Herzogian touch that can translate tales of derringdo into something more than mere adventure and stir the soul as well as the heart and mind.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

November 23, 2007
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

An effective, unassuming and old-fashioned action adventure which is - perhaps a little faute de mieux - probably the best film of the week.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

November 23, 2007

Sun Online

The only problem with director Werner Herzog's well-paced film is that it seems to have little point beyond admiring Dengler's tenacity.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 4/5

November 23, 2007
James Christopher
Times [UK]

The performances are worryingly Method. Bale eats bowls of maggots. I had to look away when he tucked into a live snake.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

November 23, 2007

Daily Mirror [UK]

While you have to admire Bale's dedication - he looks like a human skeleton - the film slows to a crawl in the middle as Dengler attempts to survive life in prison. Proceedings may pick up in the last half hour, but getting there proves to be an endurance

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

November 23, 2007
Matt Glasby
Film4

Overlong and structurally compromised, this powerful, precision-tooled film expertly illustrates just how (altogether now): fear can keep you prisoner but hope can set you free.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

November 23, 2007
Nev Pierce
Total Film

Ray Mears has nothing on Werner Herzog. A rough guide to survival in the cruel, cruel world, with a captivating central performance from Christian Bale. Gripping, emotional and, oddly, gloriously optimistic.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

November 23, 2007
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