Fixed Bayonets! Reviews

  • Dec 31, 2020

    Best movie about how NCO's are trained to lead. "I sent him out, I'll bring him back". Spoken like a real Platoon Sergeant. Fuller knew the army and film craft.

    Best movie about how NCO's are trained to lead. "I sent him out, I'll bring him back". Spoken like a real Platoon Sergeant. Fuller knew the army and film craft.

  • May 28, 2014

    Sam Fuller proves again you can make a decent war film with little budget. Instead of action it is a script heavy tale of men in uniform cut-off from the rest of the army with little hope in their front guard predicament. The interactions between the men are what makes this film and the language used is colloquial and pertinent to the characters and situation depicted.

    Sam Fuller proves again you can make a decent war film with little budget. Instead of action it is a script heavy tale of men in uniform cut-off from the rest of the army with little hope in their front guard predicament. The interactions between the men are what makes this film and the language used is colloquial and pertinent to the characters and situation depicted.

  • Nov 13, 2013

    Ok, but nothing special. Good action sequences but the plot is fairly predictable. Decent performances.

    Ok, but nothing special. Good action sequences but the plot is fairly predictable. Decent performances.

  • Stella D Super Reviewer
    Jan 20, 2013

    yup sam fuller's war movies from the 50s are better than anyone else's war movies from the 50s

    yup sam fuller's war movies from the 50s are better than anyone else's war movies from the 50s

  • Sep 30, 2012

    Could this of influenced every modern war story? It's brilliant.

    Could this of influenced every modern war story? It's brilliant.

  • Mar 10, 2012

    Fixed Bayonets could have been another propaganda type US war film of the period, however Sam Fuller delivers a tense and solid film. Lots of off hand references from the squad members about the 'police action' and the Korean war in general, which is surprising considering the war was ongoing.

    Fixed Bayonets could have been another propaganda type US war film of the period, however Sam Fuller delivers a tense and solid film. Lots of off hand references from the squad members about the 'police action' and the Korean war in general, which is surprising considering the war was ongoing.

  • Nov 15, 2011

    Who came first, Gene Evans as Sgt. Rock or the comic book Sgt. Rock? I bet there's a lot of Sgt Rock's, as it's a good name for a Sargent. Maybe not so much for officers.

    Who came first, Gene Evans as Sgt. Rock or the comic book Sgt. Rock? I bet there's a lot of Sgt Rock's, as it's a good name for a Sargent. Maybe not so much for officers.

  • Sep 09, 2011

    A solid Korean War yarn from Sam Fuller that explores the weight and anxieties of responsibility on the battlefield. James Dean made his first appearance in movies in a tiny uncredited role here.

    A solid Korean War yarn from Sam Fuller that explores the weight and anxieties of responsibility on the battlefield. James Dean made his first appearance in movies in a tiny uncredited role here.

  • Jul 20, 2011

    If you like Sam Fuller war movies, you'll probably like this one. If you don't like Sam Fuller war movies, you probably won't like this one either. Richard Basehart is the star this time as a corporal who has to command troops to hold a position after all the superior officers and NCO's are killed. Gene Evans is good as Sgt. Rock and Skip Homeier provides some comic relief. James Dean is supposed to be in this somewhere but I never spotted him.

    If you like Sam Fuller war movies, you'll probably like this one. If you don't like Sam Fuller war movies, you probably won't like this one either. Richard Basehart is the star this time as a corporal who has to command troops to hold a position after all the superior officers and NCO's are killed. Gene Evans is good as Sgt. Rock and Skip Homeier provides some comic relief. James Dean is supposed to be in this somewhere but I never spotted him.

  • Dec 11, 2010

    Yeah another very good fuller flick. Set during the Korean war the film concentrates on the emotional aspects of the rear guard platoon, and incorporates the typical fuller manly dialogue. Recommend.

    Yeah another very good fuller flick. Set during the Korean war the film concentrates on the emotional aspects of the rear guard platoon, and incorporates the typical fuller manly dialogue. Recommend.