Saints and Soldiers - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Saints and Soldiers Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 6, 2005
Nicely detailed if slackly paced.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
April 29, 2005
There aren't any plot surprises in this low-budget effort, so the success of the mission from a viewer standpoint depends on how well you connect with the characters and their plight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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
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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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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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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
October 21, 2004
Though Saints and Soldiers' examination of faith, self-sacrifice and morality is not groundbreaking, it always holds our interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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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Robert Dominguez
New York Daily News
October 15, 2004
In his feature film debut, Little uses washed-out color and a you-are-there immediacy to tell a powerful wartime tale of survival, morality and honor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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
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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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Ken Eisner
Variety
October 14, 2004
Well mounted, frequently gripping WWII tale of GIs surviving behind German lines during the Battle of the Bulge.
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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.
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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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David Chute
L.A. Weekly
October 14, 2004
The triumph here is a matter of craftsmanship rather than art, but it's rare enough even on that level for a film to be worth celebrating.
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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.