Age of Heroes

2011

Age of Heroes

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Today, many remember Ian Fleming (1908-64) as the author of such books as the James Bond series and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but less-commonly known are the details of his involvement in World War II. Fleming began as an intelligence liaison under the aegis of Rear Admiral John Godfrey, and then in 1942 formed a crack team of intelligence-based commandos, known as the 30 Assault Unit; its job involved operating near the front lines of battle to seize top-secret documents from enemy headquarters that had been targeted in advance. As directed by Adrian Vitoria, the period saga Age of Heroes dramatizes the 30 Assault Unit's wartime adventures. The cast includes Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Rosie Fellner and Aksel Hennie. Vitoria co-authored the script with Ed Scates.

Cast

Sean Bean
as Major Jones
Danny Dyer
as Corporal Rains
James D'Arcy
as Ian Fleming
Aksel Hennie
as Lieutentant Steinar
William Houston
as Sergeant MacKenzie
Rosie Fellner
as Sophie Holbrook
Sebastian Street
as Colonel Archer
John Dagleish
as Roger Rollright
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Critic Reviews for Age of Heroes

All Critics (5) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (3)

  • The gruelling training, clandestine mission and sacrifice is familiar Boy's Own stuff but the lack of a decent budget really hurts the film.

    May 20, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Dyer has forged a career around screen violence which can leave a very unpleasant aftertaste. But this is a relatively conventional Second World War story about seizing Nazi radar technology from occupied Norway and he's all the better for it.

    May 20, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This film's shoestring budget is just far too apparent, making it impossible to take seriously. But it has its moments.

    May 19, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Bean and Danny Dyer butt heads in an engaging manner, and the icy locations add an atmospheric backdrop.

    May 19, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Two sequels are planned, God help us.

    May 18, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Age of Heroes

  • Feb 23, 2012
    A guns-blazing and riveting action-packed adventure of real-life heroes of Author, Ian Fleming`s commando unit in world war 2. An exceptional first chapter to a promising trilogy of the units adventures. An explosvie, thrilling and dazzling action flick. Sean Bean and Danny Dyer give strong and compelling performances.
    Al S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 22, 2011
    A decent 90 minutes times not wasted in a interesting ww2 action drama, 2 reliable performances from bean and dyer helping it along better than it could have been.
    scott g Super Reviewer

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