Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Man, oh, man, much of the dialogue is so heavy, and heavy-handed, that you can see fine actors such as Derek Luke and Michael Ealy buckle under the weight. Clearly, Lee fell in love with McBride's words and couldn't bear to cut them, even when the visuals made those words redundant.
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By Bob Mondello
Even in a film that clocks in at a quasi-epic 2 hours and 40 minutes, that's just too much narrative. And matters aren't helped by the fact that Lee, who has never staged battle sequences before, hasn't quite got the rhythms or camera angles right.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The film collapses because Lee can't sew these vignettes into a seamless tapestry. He's more interested in getting even than he is in getting it right.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Miracle at St. Anna is not work of outrage or joy. It's something distressingly new for the filmmaker: a work of obligation. It feels like a movie Lee made in order to say he did it.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Of course the experiences and sacrifices of black troops, which were so often overlooked, should be represented and honored. But because Lee underestimates our desire to do so, the movie that follows doesn't do them justice.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Aspires to be epic, but mostly it's just unfocused, sprawling and badly in need of editing.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Miracle isn't powerful, it's muddled and diffuse.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Odd too, for a film that wants to correct impression anyone had as to the abilities of black U.S. soldier in combat, are the ethnic cliches about Italians and Germans, to say nothing of rednecks.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The first and most honest thing to say about Miracle at St. Anna is that it's an awful mess.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Given the importance of that subject, the real mystery of Mr. Lee's movie is why it's so diffuse, dispirited, emotionally distanced and dramatically inert.
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37 out of 100
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