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Five Came Back: Miniseries (2017)



Critic Consensus: Five Came Back tells an inspiring story to captivating effect, offering viewing that should appeal to historians and film buffs in equal measure.


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This docuseries explores the actions of five filmmakers who left Hollywood to serve in World War II.


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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (15)

Five Came Back is, in the end, a compelling examination of propaganda-its purpose, its effectiveness, and its drawbacks.

May 16, 2017 | Full Review…

That, really, is the point. Five Came Back is tailor-made for film aficionados.

May 16, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Five Came Back is nothing less than a masterpiece

April 3, 2017 | Full Review…

A cinephile and historian's dream come true.

April 3, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

As informative and captivating as all the material on display here is, it rushes by far too quickly. This could be seen as a positive: so engrossing is Five Came Back that you won't believe how quickly it's over.

December 28, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

... the miniseries excels at demonstrating how the war altered its subjects, and how their work overseas continued to change the world for decades after the fighting had ceased.

September 21, 2017 | Full Review…

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