‚??The McKenzie Break‚?? is an entertaining WWII movie full of action and suspense, approaching an obvious historical topic from yet another refreshing angle. Nevertheless I did not find it special enough to meet the ‚??really good‚?? criteria. It shirks against the 4-star level, but never actually makes it. It is hard to say exactly why this is so, but I think it has something to do with the fact that many of the aspects in the movie have been used before in some way or other. There is a dug-tunnel escape, a submarine, a prison camp on enemy territory, there are the inevitable tensions and power struggles between AND within the two groups who are condemned to each other‚??s presence due to circumstances beyond their control, etc. All great ingredients to build a good war movie. And ‚??The McKenzie Break‚?? is a good war movie, but it is not special enough to be honoured with a 4-star rating. The makers certainly put in the effort, but the sum of the ingredients somehow feels less intriguing than the individual ingredients make one hope for. Perhaps one‚??s expectations just get too high after seeing so many films about the same historical period.