"This is strictly for WWII buffs." I recommend Rescue Dawn or Hart's War. "The story line is telegraphed from word one and the meticulous unfolding plot plods ahead inexorably without the slightest bit of suspense." "The English Patient" angle complicates things unnecessarily and adds a dreary half hour to the film. Once the raid finally starts the relief is palpable, among the POWs and audience. "It lacks both excitement and outrage, and all that remains is solemnity." Which is fitting for the most disastrous loss and greatest rescue mission in US history. There aren't many films made about the Filipino theater, if you are curious about it and a Franco-phile it might be worth a watch.