The Great Escape Reviews

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February 21, 2019
For all its missteps, when it comes to escapism, intrigue, and indulgence, you could do a whole lot worse than The Great Escape. Just watch it with an open eye.
April 23, 2014
This is a Boys' Own Tale, and, as boys, we wanted it, cleansed of horrors, for ourselves.
February 6, 2014
The Great Escape is simply great escapism.
March 26, 2009
Producer-director John Sturges has fashioned a motion picture that entertains, captivates, thrills and stirs.
March 1, 2007
Way too flabby at 168 minutes, but once this 1963 feature gets going it's good, solid stuff.
February 27, 2007
April 23, 2014
This is one of the all-time great war movies, a PoW adventure from director John Sturges that celebrates the indomitable spirit of the Allied forces even when their backs were to the wall.
April 23, 2014
Watching the starry cast is always entertaining, and while The Great Escape has little new to say about war, this is really not a criticism.
April 23, 2014
Even if you feel you know every scene backwards, there are still manifold pleasures here beyond nostalgia.
August 22, 2013
While it's a definite classic in the Steve McQueen gallery, it's also a masterpiece of the action genre...
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