Tobruk - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Tobruk Reviews

Page 1 of 2
½ July 29, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

(1967) Tobruck
½ September 24, 2011
Fairly conventional WW2 movie. Unfortunately, the movie has nothing to do with the famous battles for Tobruk. Instead, the plot revolves around a fictitious raid on Tobruk by British troops in WW2. Nothing new here - this could be The Guns of Navarone, or any similar movie.

Solid, though often stereotypical, performances all round.
August 10, 2011
Great ww2 film with Hudson and Peppard. This film follows a SIG team (German/Palestinian Jews dressed as Nazis fighting for the Allied forces) alongside with British Commandos and one Canadian(Hudson) acting as their prisoners. With a spy within their group and a wast desert to cross, There is bound to be difficulties obtaining their mission. Mainly blowing up Rommel`s fuel deposit in Tubrok. I loved the scene where they trick the axis of evil to fight eachother. Priceless.
½ February 7, 2011
a movie with a satisfying conclusion
2 slow acts building up to a grand finale
the presence of war flows through the story as a group of soldiers make the ultimate sacrifice to thwart off the threat of Tobruk
it asks what's bigger than the war itself: following orders or dying for a noble cause?
September 27, 2010
One of the great 60's war films, right up there with The Guns of Navarone, The Dirty Dozen and Where Eagles Dare, which all presented World War Two as a great visual spectacle.

In this particular film we have Rock Hudson, portraying a Canadian military officer, being rescued from capture by the French in North Africa by a group of Jewish German commandos under the leadership of George Peppard, here in one of the many action roles he worked in before he became the leader of the A-Team on television. The Jews want to fight back against their Nazi oppressors and have a definite axe to grind, and the British just want to see Rommel's advance towards Egypt stopped dead, and to do that they mount an ambitious, suicidal mission to destroy his fuel depot in Tobruk, using these Jewish soldiers and Hudson, who is familiar with the desert and its terrain.

It's a top-notch cast, with many well-known British character actors, and it certainly is a fine action film which has no bones about showing the Germans as formidable opponents, which they certainly were.
December 2, 2009
Respectable war film, nicely produced. It has a tendency toward melodrama, but it had suspense, some good action scenes and i has a fine score. For the most part, the acting is good.
December 2, 2009
Respectable war film, nicely produced. It has a tendency toward melodrama, but it had suspense, some good action scenes and i has a fine score. For the most part, the acting is good.
October 29, 2009
A true story about a group of British soldiers along with a regiment of german jews travelling across Egypt to stop the petrol supply for the nazis; with a few hiccups along the way.

It has some witty one liners amongst the drama, it has a great cast with Peppard playing a superb role and Hudson playing a true hero.

Its such an interesting film as to see a battle undemined as it was crucial; it is a real classic.
February 21, 2009
Standard Boys Own World War 2 adventure story with Hollywood heavyweights Rck Hudson and George Peppard completely upstaged by British Colonel Nigel Green. Refreshingly free of a female love interest too!
February 21, 2009
wow umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch..its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie..i think that rock hudson, george peppard, nigel green all play good parts throughout this movie..i think that the director of this Drama, Classics movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie..i think that the fight scenes n the gun shoot outs are pretty kewl throughout this movie..its a good movie 2 watch
February 7, 2009
One of several films around the famous WWII battle, although this one is for entertainment purposes only, and it pleases.
½ August 10, 2008
Quite a good effort with enough shooting and explosions. Hannibal was in it too. Good stuff.
August 10, 2008
Standard war movie. Quite a good storyline. Although he did not go out of his way to be liked, I liked the British colonel in charge. He got things done. Captain Bergman appreciated that too.
July 18, 2008
Some good twists and turns and some great lines. The acting was pretty good as well, except when George Peppard slipped in and out of his accent. The worst part for me? Watching them parade around in US tanks and halftracks and pretending they were German.
½ May 29, 2008
A great historic film. The interplay of the characters are great. Rock is Rock but George is the real actor playing a German Jew fighting with the SIG. I think this is the first "old war" movie with no love interest... and please, no Rock jokes.
½ March 23, 2008
I remember watching this film about 10 years ago and really enjoying it. I remember it being a fairly serious WWII movie with a hint of the boys-own adventure of films such as 'Force 10 From Navarone' and 'Where Eagles Dare'. Hudson is charismatic and the pace doesn't slow down much at all.
½ January 30, 2008
One of the critical campains of WW II
½ January 6, 2008
Every scene in this film screams, "We're in a studio!" If you can get past that it's a pretty good little film.
November 8, 2007
it was good, but i didnt like the fact that the "Good" German dies
Page 1 of 2