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The Great Escape Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 17, 2005
Were it to be remade today, the Nazis would be more evil, the heroes less interesting and the movie a great deal louder.
Full Review| Original Score: B
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004
One of the truly great epic war films.
| Original Score: 5/5
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
June 3, 2004
The Great Escape succeed as great entertainment but does so at the expense of being one of John Sturges' best films.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 2, 2004
McQueen's motorcycle ride has long been the stuff of cinematic legend, but the movie is packed with countless memorable episodes of this caliber.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
May 28, 2004
Good, but not the classic some make it out to be.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 24, 2004
With its luxurious three hours, the film deliberately details all the ins and outs, the successes and pitfalls of the plan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 9, 2004
...when the term blockbuster too often suggests digital special effects or a place to rent movies, The Great Escape reminds us of the true meaning of the word.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Mark Athitakis
February 26, 2004
anybody who thinks that Michael Bay is a bullying thug of a filmmaker who likes pushing people's emotions around can come here to see where he got it from
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
One of the all-time great action movies.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 16, 2003
The Great Escape is one of those rare movies that warrants a recommendation despite being tremendously overlong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 16, 2003
How can you hear that theme song and not want to watch it all over again?
| Original Score: 4/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
October 4, 2002
A bit lengthy, but still a rewarding adventure
| Original Score: 4/5
Erik Childress
August 22, 2002
One of the great adventure films of all time
| Original Score: 5/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 21, 2002
A tense, action-packed, and fun movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
It's all right there in the title: it's an escape and it's great!
| Original Score: 5/5
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
It's all based on the true escape plan from Stalag Luft North, and cinema, bank holidays and life in general would be vastly inferior without it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
... fascinating and tense ...
| Original Score: 84/100
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 5, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
October 1, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael Szymanski
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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