The Great Escape Reviews

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.
Top Critic
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
June 24, 2006
Worth seeing the last half hour, if nothing else, for one of the best stunt sequences in years: McQueen's motor-cycle bid for freedom.
May 9, 2005
It's a strictly mechanical adventure with make-believe men.