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½ June 7, 2015
An excellent depiction of what went on during that time before D Day. Great development of characters and story lines.
December 6, 2013
Richard at his finest
July 20, 2013
The movie is very atmospheric; its makers put much effort into creating an authentic setting and realistic scenarios and characters. One really feels transported into the historical situation, without any nostalgic cheesiness. I also appreciate that the movie is leisurely in its pace; it's definitely all about getting to know the characters and seeing them evolving. Very refreshing in this age of fast-paced punchlines. Lisa Eichhorn delivers by far the best performance in the film as she portrays conflicted emotions, torn between her loyalty to her fiancé at the front and her attraction to the brash and charming American sergeant pursuing her. Amazingly, Eichhorn is American--I have never seen an American actor/actress portray a British character so genuinely. Her body language, facial expressions, and accent seem British through and through--not a trace of Americanness.... Gere is charismatic and delivers a good performance as well. What bothered me most about the movie was the uncritical way it portrays the sleazy adulterous affair between the Vanessa Redgrave and Walter Devaine characters. Those two characters are supposed to be very sensitive people with real emotional depth, yet they seem far too untroubled about the spouses they are cheating, even though, at a certain point, the Redgrave character does encounter compunction. Devaine just seems smarmy and ingratiating--it's unconvincing to me that the finely sensitive Redgrave character would take him seriously. She acts as if he's somehow this sensitive kindred soul, but as a viewer, it's hard to share her viewpoint. And yet the movie seems to insist that one ought to see him that way. The movie's ending is painfully inconclusive--one is left wondering with painful uncertainty about the ultimate future of the Gere and Eichhorn characters. Of course, one is supposed to feel what the characters are feeling--the painful uncertainty of wartime...
Super Reviewer
April 3, 2013
Three American servicemen stationed in Britain carry on relationships with British women.
Essentially a melodrama, Yanks is unique only in its direction by John Schlesinger who follows his Sunday Bloody Sunday vein and focuses on a finely drawn character study. However, like Sunday Bloody Sunday too little happens and, unique to Yanks, the characters don't rise above stereotypes. One American is a womanizer, another a stern administrator, and the third a milquetoast romantic.
Lisa Eichhorn plays torn loyalties well, but the rest of the performances are not exceptionally noteworthy.
Overall, there isn't much to like about Yanks, a film that takes no risks with characters that have little charisma.
December 9, 2012
I have no interest in watching this.
December 7, 2012
Pleasant but hardly profound film, although Rachel Roberts delivers a stunning performance and the little it has to say about prejudice is certainly for the best, although perhaps not the focus of the film that it could have been.
September 24, 2012
An accurate portrayal of war time Britain, bit slushy in places, but overall a worthy WW2 picture.
½ April 22, 2012
Wonderful. Very honest.
September 12, 2011
All round good film, atmospheric. Just brilliant.
½ July 25, 2011
Excellent !! I`d never seen this until tonight. I think it`s a bit under-rated. It`s neither a full-bore war film, nor a sappy romance. Just a fine dramatic look at an English community and a bunch of American soldiers "taking up camp" prior to the D-Day invasion. A different kind of story, well told and well acted. Recommended !!
½ September 23, 2010
this lovingly nostalgic look back at GIs in England preparing for the D-Day invasion is a joy to watch. not a false note in it at all, as romance beckons with war and death just around the corner. If all the American soldiers stationed in England during the war had looked like Richard Gere just think how many more kids they would have left behind
Super Reviewer
August 18, 2010
Pretty stoked for this now actually after some research. Never heard of it before.
April 27, 2010
All the female contingent in this film are impressive, but Richard Gere bugs the hell out of me. A shame, since it's quite a good film.
February 28, 2010
An accurate portrayal of war time Britain, bit slushy in places, but overall a worthy WW2 picture.
February 17, 2010
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½ July 19, 2009
classical, and overall boring piece about americans waiting for the D-day. although the portrait of british-american relationship that was not always brotherly is deep and well done, that could be the only good point of this very long and unpleasent melodramatic spectacle.
February 9, 2009
i think this was a bril film so down to earth
Super Reviewer
December 19, 2008
nominated for best picture by NBR
September 29, 2008
This is a real good film.
June 16, 2008
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