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The Great Escape Reviews

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
April 23, 2014
This is a Boys' Own Tale, and, as boys, we wanted it, cleansed of horrors, for ourselves.
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TIME Magazine
February 6, 2014
The Great Escape is simply great escapism.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Producer-director John Sturges has fashioned a motion picture that entertains, captivates, thrills and stirs.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 1, 2007
Way too flabby at 168 minutes, but once this 1963 feature gets going it's good, solid stuff.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
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.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
It's a strictly mechanical adventure with make-believe men.