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The Great Raid Reviews

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April 15, 2009
Undeveloped secondary characters and awkward pacing thwarts the movie from achieving its '60s war film ethos similar to "The Great Escape."
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 25, 2007
Instead of a tribute to a fine chapter in the annals of the Greatest Generation, we have a second-rate romance right out of a cheesy, pulp fiction novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 1, 2007
A well-produced, rousing feature based on one of those forgotten World War II episodes that make for great cinema.
September 25, 2006
While the historical events depicted were unusual and cause for genuine celebration, the film that depicts these events is a dull, by-the-numbers set of war-movie clichés.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 28, 2005
It moves slowly and methodically, showing us the minutest particulars of every facet of the operation. There's more here than we need to know.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 25, 2005
The Great Raid has one amazing action sequence. You just have to watch the whole story in order to earn and appreciate it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 16, 2005
The true story part of it works. The spy and romance stuff doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 1, 2005
It couldn't hold my attention despite the event being such a celebrated one in American history.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 10, 2005
The raid on Cabanatuan is extraordinary. Exciting, tense, full of crackling suspense and filmed with old-fashioned daring, the movie comes alive with crackling electricity it does not know until this very point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 1, 2005
More of a skimpy skirmish that lasts way too short and has too little peril to be great
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 25, 2005
War is hell, and so are some war movies.
August 22, 2005
Might have gotten some attention if John Wayne had been around to star in it
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 5/10
August 20, 2005
This is strictly for WWII buffs.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 19, 2005
For a man dying of malaria, Fiennes shivers impressively but also talks too much.
August 18, 2005
[D]eliciously old-fashioned... Like in how Dahl assembled a cast of perfectly 1940s faces that pop off the screen with a suave anti-Technicolor urgency...
August 16, 2005
Raid may move, but it isn't particularly moving.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
August 16, 2005
John Dahl's solemn staging of the rescue mission will likely earn him points from military aficionados, but The Great Raid is terminally dull.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 15, 2005
The three unwieldy story lines might even have daunted someone like David Lean. They utterly defeat director John Dahl, a director used to working in miniature
August 15, 2005
'Nothing in our lives will ever be as important as this,' says Lt. Bratt, in a pep talk that some of his boys might have found more depressing than motivational.
Read More | Original Score: '2/4'
August 14, 2005
The Great Raid works well as a film when it concentrates on the planning and completion of the mission.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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