Miracle at St. Anna Reviews

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August 15, 2011
At 160 minutes, it definitely suffers from Oscar Bloat.
April 4, 2011
February 18, 2009
The agenda is obvious, but the rage feels justified, and meanwhile Lee gives us a few virtuoso touches.
February 17, 2009
While it does have its weak points, it's held together by its unique angle on the war as well as strong characterization for its central characters.
February 4, 2009
Problematic as a narrative...[but] Lee's simply too smart and talented to make a dismissible film. [Blu-ray]
November 12, 2008
It might have been easily trimmed by a half hour, which is a shame, because there are so many good moments buried in there -- a proverbial two-hour movie struggling to get out.
November 7, 2008
It's impressive that a filmmaker of Lee's distinction is willing to continue to push boundaries.
October 14, 2008
Lee ... has created a brilliant war movie that encompasses many elements, but manages to engage us with all of the stories within the story he wants to tell.
October 12, 2008
Little imperfections prevent it from being the classic epic it wants to be, but Lee accomplishes quite a lot here.
October 9, 2008
Lee shows a knack for combat scenes and both the brutality and brotherhood of man. Opportunism, barbarism and hope mix in the most piercing, cathartic scenes. But his grudge match with Clint Eastwood weighs too heavily, and it's an ambitious mess.
October 8, 2008
Brilliant homage to the Buffalo Soldiers during World War II may be Spike Lee's most powerful film.
October 3, 2008
'Miracle at St. Anna' tells a story of friendship and of getting beyond race and prejudices... about helping one another in the midst of war.
October 2, 2008
This isn't on the same caliber as SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, but really, what is? This is a decent war movie that should satisfy most fans of the genre.
September 30, 2008
Half way through it becomes clear the ending doesn't matter compared to the journey, I just don't know if Spike Lee feels the same way.
September 29, 2008
It's uneven but often powerful, two things we've come to expect from director Spike Lee.
September 29, 2008
Lee shows his grittiness by allowing everyone to speak in their native languages. My hat's off to him for that. I'm not a fan of war films where all opposing sides speak English.
September 28, 2008
Too long, but picks up after an abysmal start.
September 28, 2008
An overdue history lesson about the indelible stain left by Jim Crow on the conflicted minds of black men forced to wage a white man's war when they'd really prefer to be fighting for their own civil rights.
September 26, 2008
A fine movie and a fascinating near miss. Even a Spike Lee film as imperfect as this one is more deserving of your attention than 90 percent of what's out there.
September 26, 2008
Lee brings a maturing sensibility and a talent for ensemble performance to a tale that is loving, angry and profoundly American.
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