Hart's War Reviews

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February 9, 2006
This earnest WWII escape story throws in a courtroom drama, but to nobody's advantage.
December 6, 2005
February 13, 2003
'Hart's War' is a perfect example of a film that remains anchored in mediocrity from beginning to end. It plods along like a chronic asthmatic, meandering to a conclusion that's both irritating and implausible.
December 8, 2002
It's hard to know whether or not to recommend this film because for every thing it does right there's at least one and occasionally two things it gets ever so wrong.
October 21, 2002
Paint-by-numbers claptrap.
August 28, 2002
As an American propagandistic attempt to market patriotism (or courage, or honor), it is arguably successful; by its own merits it is merely decent.
August 27, 2002
August 27, 2002
The movie's surplus of male-fraternizing never conveys that these Americans are under imminent danger and stress.
April 17, 2002
Here's a film with a stellar first twenty minutes, then quickly dissolves into a standard courtroom drama.
February 25, 2002
... the film becomes too preachy and obvious in its patriotic and do-gooder intentions.
February 25, 2002
The sight of the name Bruce Willis brings to mind images of a violent battlefield action picture, but the film has a lot more on its mind--maybe too much.
February 24, 2002
February 24, 2002
an odd mish-mash, pursuing different ends at different times until, by the end of the film, we're not sure what it was about or how we should feel about what it's saying
February 24, 2002
We're situated in that familiar showbiz intersection of Hollywood and Rhine.
February 19, 2002
...it's not your typical war movie but I'm giving it thumbs down because I think its attempts to be different were quite frankly kind of ludicrous.
February 17, 2002
There's nothing particularly astonishing about this WWII prisoner-of-war drama.
February 15, 2002
Worse than just uneven; it leaves you not caring in the least about what is, essentially, an important part of history.
February 15, 2002
Director Gregory Hoblit seems to be trying to remake all of Stanley Kramer's 'message' pictures in one movie.
February 15, 2002
More or less self-destructs in a ridiculous last few minutes when it becomes a noble sacrifice-o-rama.
February 15, 2002
An earnest racial-issues picture that might have gotten respectful critical praise in a different era -- say, the '60s.
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