Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Reviews

  • May 20, 2017

    Tensions grow between an army base and the nearby local town. Story centers around a few lifers in the army who are now in the US. Comedy was made while the US was heavily involved in Vietnam yet no one at the army base seems to have any awareness of the goings on there. Likely seemed a bit dated even at the time of its release.

    Tensions grow between an army base and the nearby local town. Story centers around a few lifers in the army who are now in the US. Comedy was made while the US was heavily involved in Vietnam yet no one at the army base seems to have any awareness of the goings on there. Likely seemed a bit dated even at the time of its release.

  • Feb 07, 2015

    Irreverent film has army base clashing with local community leaders and law enforcement. Not for all tastes (especially Tony Curtis' performance) judging from film 'tanking' at the box office. Film's optics feel more like 1960 than 1970; hard to believe that this was released at the same time as MASH. Was loosely remade as TANK in the 80s.

    Irreverent film has army base clashing with local community leaders and law enforcement. Not for all tastes (especially Tony Curtis' performance) judging from film 'tanking' at the box office. Film's optics feel more like 1960 than 1970; hard to believe that this was released at the same time as MASH. Was loosely remade as TANK in the 80s.

  • Jun 23, 2014

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  • Apr 30, 2009

    for such a time as this

    for such a time as this

  • Sep 20, 2008

    I didn't know what to expect from this film, perhaps a low-budget version of "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming"? I also assumed suave Tony Curtis was the star. But no, Brian Keith was the main character in what was a surprisingly intelligent script filled with great dialogue. Tony Curtis played against type as a reckless neer-do-well who is at the center of the film's climax. The movie was full of recognizable character actors from the 60's, all doing what they did best. Overall, a delightful surprise.

    I didn't know what to expect from this film, perhaps a low-budget version of "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming"? I also assumed suave Tony Curtis was the star. But no, Brian Keith was the main character in what was a surprisingly intelligent script filled with great dialogue. Tony Curtis played against type as a reckless neer-do-well who is at the center of the film's climax. The movie was full of recognizable character actors from the 60's, all doing what they did best. Overall, a delightful surprise.