The Pacific (2010)

The Pacific (2010)





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Band of Brothers producers Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg re-team to produce this ten-hour World War II miniseries based on the books With the Old Breed by Eugene Sledge and Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie. Additional interviews conducted by the filmmakers in collaboration with Hugh Ambrose (son of late Band of Brothers author Stephen E. Ambrose) detail the arduous odysseys of U.S. Marines Sledge, Leckie, and John Basilone from their first skirmishes in Guadalcanal to their eventual return to American soil following V-J Day.


James Badge Dale
as Robert Leckie
Jon Seda
as John Basilone
Joseph Mazzello
as Eugene B. Sledge
Ashton Holmes
as Sid Phillips
Henry Nixon
as Hugh Corrigan
Jon Bernthal
as Manuel Rodriguez
Joshua Biton
as J.P. Morgan
Tom Budge
as Ronnie Gibson
Josh Helman
as Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens
Keith Nobbs
as Wilbur 'Runner' Conley
Jacob Pitts
as Bill 'Hoosier' Smith
William Sadler
as Lewis 'Chesty' Puller
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Critic Reviews for The Pacific

All Critics (2)

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Full Review… | May 10, 2011
DVD Clinic

Succeeds in giving a vivid impression of the nature of this theater's combat, creating a venue for both powerful emotions and thoughtful consideration of provocative questions... [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | November 11, 2010
Groucho Reviews

An outstanding exploration of the perils of war in the Pacific, and a stark contrast from the European theater of war detailed in Band of Brothers.

Full Review… | November 6, 2010

The bonus features are lacking, but The Pacific looks and sounds as impressive as any Blu-ray you're likely to see.

Full Review… | November 3, 2010
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Pacific

After the outstanding Band of Brothers, centered on an American parachute infantry company in the European Theatre of World War II, this second war miniseries depicts the real story of three marines in different regiments through the Pacific Theatre of Operations. While that show had a very well-structured narrative, this one lacks the same fluidness as it focuses on three men who barely meet - in fact, two of them briefly do but in a context that doesn't add much. Besides, the battle of Guadalcanal feels incredibly reduced and another major one like Iwo Jima is left to not more than ten minutes in a later episode. Even so, the result is astonishing, a very intense and powerful ten-episode production that dives into the minds and souls of soldiers to show the effect of war on their lives.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Being a diehard fan of Band Of Brothers and being obsessed with anything related to history and World War two, I highly anticipated this show like every other person who loved Band Of Brothers. Many people seemed disappointed with the result, and the most common complaint is, "well it's not as good as Band Of Brothers." My answer to this is, "well what did you expect?" Let me defend this mini series by saying of course it's not as strong as BOB, but if this was made before BOB then this mini series would've gotten more praise, but since this came after, it's been dismissed as crap, and "not as strong as BOB". I do believe that this second mini series is not as good, of course, but you have got to look at it from another point of view as well, The Pacific is a series based on three men who fought in the Pacific, Robert Leckie, Eugene "Sledgehammer" Sledge and John Basilone. While BOB was focused on a company fighting in Europe, The Pacific is an entirely different theatre of operations, it was a much tougher theatre because for one, the Japanese didn't surrender, and they were fanatical. The Pacific is a well acted and crafted series that should appeal to fans of Band Of Brothers. Sure it's different, but one thing is for sure both series are wonderful and pays tribute to the sacrifice that the men payed and it's also an important history lesson that can get you interested in things related to this incredible war. The Pacific is a wonderful and actually quite underrated series. A series worth watching. In the end, you really can't compare BOB with The Pacific because each series are very different from one another.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer


The comparisons to HBO's Band of Brothers are inevitable and a little unfair. Whereas Band of Brothers is the story of a company of closely bonded G.I.'s, The Pacific is essentially about three heroic marines whose lives intersect. Consequentially, it's a little more difficult to develop connections with the characters. Still, this is an epic undertaking and HBO has once again done itself proud. Another outstanding miniseries highlighting the extraordinary valor of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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