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Posted October 1, 2010
Lots of Famous Names, Little Quality
I originally purchased this movie thinking it would have some memorable performances, especially since there are many famous actors in their youth. Unfortunately, this story of a very badly managed campaign in WWII is just as poorly told on the screen. Gene Hackman is supposed to be a polish commander, and when you hear the accent he's trying to speak you're wondering what country he's really trying to be from! Robert Redford's part is minimal, as are most of the parts of some young but now famous actors.
As far as war movies go, it's not too bad; I've seen worse. I think one problem is that the campaign, in reality, was so badly managed that it literally shows on the screen. I have some WWII books and this campaign is not mentioned in a one.
If you're not into WWII, don't buy this movie. It was marginally interesting for this person who loves WWII movies, books, etc. The acting is sub-par and you could do better watching "All Quiet On the Western Front" or other war movies that actually have depth.
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