The Great Raid Reviews

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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 clichs.
September 22, 2006
The Great Raid isn't a perfect film, but it's an engaging one, and, at times, a powerful one.
May 12, 2006
December 28, 2005
...filled with the kind of minutia about military engagements that could fill the History Channel for a week. (The Director's Cut DVD)
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.
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.
December 16, 2005
The true story part of it works. The spy and romance stuff doesn't.
December 1, 2005
It couldn't hold my attention despite the event being such a celebrated one in American history.
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.
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