Hart's War Reviews

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February 15, 2002
Hart's War, in trying to please everyone, delivers a doubly exasperating blend of liberal and conservative pandering, both a self-congratulatory acknowledgment of historical racism and an affirmation that American patriotism excuses all sins.
February 15, 2002
Gripping on impact, it provides plenty of material for long thoughts.
February 15, 2002
The movie worked for me right up to the final scene, and then it caved in.
February 14, 2002
[S]olid, old-fashioned entertainment in which everything is much larger than life and the plot elements slide into place with clockwork precision.
February 14, 2002
Put Bruce Willis and this bewildering World War II movie in front of the firing line.
February 14, 2002
War is a film that tries to excel on several levels and falls flat on all of them.
February 14, 2002
[T]he film throws so many twists and surprises at us that it becomes unconvincing.
February 14, 2002
If suiting up for Hart's War hardly constitutes patriotic duty, it's not a bad place to bivouac.
February 14, 2002
...a work of small pleasures that barely makes it under the wire intact.
February 14, 2002
Director Gregory Hoblit (Primal Fear) is merely arranging cliches in new patterns until the surprise ending blows enough pro-military fervor up the audience's ass to make Colin Powell call a halt.
February 14, 2002
Katzenbach's book collapses into phoniness at the end, and the movie -- which alters that ending -- is even phonier.
February 14, 2002
Worth a salute just for trying to be more complex than your average film.
February 12, 2002
The movie gets muted and routine.
February 12, 2002
This is one of those war movies that focuses on human interaction rather than battle and action sequences ... and it's all the stronger because of it.
February 7, 2002
A grimly competent and stolid and earnest military courtroom drama.
February 7, 2002
A well-made, solidly acted drama that essentially eschews louder actions in favor of fighting words.
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