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Saints and Soldiers Reviews

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 3, 2004
A solid, good-looking effort that bends a bit too much toward war-film conventions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Null
September 29, 2004
remarkably derivative
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Jardine
February 2, 2004
Warmed over Norman Mailer tales -- been there, done that.
Full Review | Original Score: 54/100
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 15, 2004
It's hard to get behind characters who feel like lazy archetypes.
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John Faherty
Arizona Republic
October 14, 2004
It spends too much time as a small war movie instead of a big-question movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joshua Land
Village Voice
October 12, 2004
Dubiously aspiring to be a Mormon variation on Saving Private Ryan, this dull, static war movie follows five Allied soldiers trapped behind enemy lines in the waning days of World War II.
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
October 15, 2004
There's little here to make this stand out in an already well-stuffed genre.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
October 15, 2004
That the film seems willing to erect a simple religious parable on such a moral morass is bewildering.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
November 11, 2004
It's the movie equivalent of singing 'Onward Christian Soldiers' to those already in the choir.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
April 1, 2005
A worthy effort that's entirely appropriate for mainstream audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 28, 2005
Little makes good use of modest resources, but after a while, the film's less-is-more aesthetic grows threadbare.
| Original Score: 2.5/4

Future Movies UK
June 25, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
August 26, 2014
Thoughtful, engaging World War II movie has battle violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 6, 2005
Nicely detailed if slackly paced.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 12, 2004
It has the strengths and the clean lines of a traditional war movie, without high-tech special effects to pump up the noise level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 14, 2004
Little neatly ratchets up the suspense while throwing emotional spotlights on the inner struggles of each combatant trapped in this hostile, frozen wilderness riddled with German troops.
Eric D. Snider
May 8, 2004
It is dramatic, in the most complimentary sense of that word. It engages the emotions and the senses subtly and expertly.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Vic Holtreman
December 30, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Anthony Del Valle
Las Vegas Mercury
October 18, 2004
'A gem of a movie with an unusually convincing reality base. We feel as if there's no distance between us and the fighting men. And that lack of distance is the film's point.'
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dana Stevens
New York Times
October 14, 2004
War is heck in the clean-scrubbed world of Saints and Soldiers, the best low-budget, Mormon World War II epic you'll see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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