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The Great Escape Reviews

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February 24, 2008
The title also suits the film's ultimate aim to be a great escape film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
May 9, 2005
It's a strictly mechanical adventure with make-believe men.
April 23, 2014
Even if you feel you know every scene backwards, there are still manifold pleasures here beyond nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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 ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
December 28, 2010
An exceptional story about teamwork.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
It's all right there in the title: it's an escape and it's great!
| Original Score: 5/5
January 16, 2003
How can you hear that theme song and not want to watch it all over again?
| Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2011
A consummate work of nuts 'n bolts filmmaking devoted to the single end of creating something that is compulsively, endlessly watchable and re-watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 1, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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
August 22, 2013
While it's a definite classic in the Steve McQueen gallery, it's also a masterpiece of the action genre...
March 26, 2009
Producer-director John Sturges has fashioned a motion picture that entertains, captivates, thrills and stirs.
May 23, 2013
Each group of characters get their own riveting planning sequences, all skillfully told. This is one "heist" film where knowing the details of how the escape is supposed to go down before it happens only strengthens the suspense further.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 24, 2006
Worth seeing the last half hour, if nothing else, for one of the best stunt sequences in years: McQueen's motor-cycle bid for freedom.
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2002
One of the great adventure films of all time
| Original Score: 5/5
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
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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