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The Great Raid Reviews

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October 15, 2017
This is a movie loosely based on the most successful rescue mission undertaken by US during WW2. The movie is 30-45 minutes too long; it covers too many angles, a love story, an underground resistance smuggling medicine into the POW camps, the Filipino guerrilla resistance and finally the rescue mission. The raid itself was exciting and enjoyable the rest of the movie is boring.
½ March 17, 2017
170317: Overly dramatic. Bratt is a huge weak link and there are many more. Feel like I wasted my time.
January 7, 2017
Good movie good story. surprised that the the US left so many behind to suffer under the Japanese
January 7, 2017
1/7/2017: A pretty decent movie with a good cast.
September 21, 2016
Even though I'm real sensitive about what people say about the Japanese, McCain made me think of the POWs.
September 1, 2016
They did a good job and portrayed the raid without trying to revise history.
October 14, 2015
This is a very well made and entertaining film.
August 29, 2015
Although many critics obviously didn't find much to like about this movie, I found it very interesting. I had never heard of this event before, and was happy to see a fairly recent movie using fact-based events where the Americans were actually the heroes! Perhaps that is exactly why those critics DIDN'T like it. I generally have agreed with Roger Ebert, and was glad to see that HE gave it a "FRESH" rating.
August 15, 2015
How about the moderate to average raid.
June 11, 2015
Good for the history, but not a good movie.
½ May 25, 2015
The reviews here under rate this film, in my opinion. This is not a couple hours of shoot-em-up (although I like those films, too.) It is a more complex and gripping story of a daring WWll raid that much more reflects what war is like (according to my husband, who served in one.) It shows the brutality, the fear and the human spirit. Roger Ebert says it is much more like a WWll film back in the day, and I think he's correct. We must have reached a new low in attention span if people complain there are too many subplots. If you like older WW films, I think you will like this one, too.
½ March 2, 2015
The actual raid part was realistic and authentic feeling. In spite of some flaws, this true story gives some recognition to one of the greatest rescue missions in history.
February 25, 2015
Absolutely awful. Wooden performances, awful directing. I guess makeup did ok because they lightly spritzed the leads with water occasionally to simulate hiking, running, and fighting in the Philippines with 100 degree heat and humidity.

Just awful all around. I think Franco was intentionally acting like a dud. All around a joke.
½ February 5, 2015
Watched this amazing movie and is a must see! Got to love James Franco too!
January 14, 2015
This movie was slow and pretty boring all the way to the final raid near the end. Characters were shallow, and too many subplots, so there is nothing really to think about until the end.
December 16, 2014
It's a great movie with a pacing problem the movie is drawn out around 30 minutes longer than needed
½ December 15, 2014
A fantastic true story deserved a better film.
November 3, 2014
A well told true story of a brave effort to save American POWs in Japan at the end of WWII, but somewhat too reverent, and lacking the building suspense of a true masterpiece such as Bridge on the River Kwai.
½ August 5, 2014
It's ultimately too stoic, both in design and performances, even if the pieces fit pretty well together from a surface perspective.
July 13, 2014
Me gusta que traigan a la pantalla grande, sucesos de la vida real.
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