Miracle at St. Anna Synopsis
The story of four black American soldiers stationed in Tuscany, Italy during Word War II.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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“MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA” -- Problems midst those supposedly on the “SAME” side in a War =

By jimchudnow
[Based on an advance preview:] I had an uncle LAURIE who’d been an American PILOT fighting the Axis in Italy in World War II. He’d once commented to me that, tho a number of his fellow pilots were...

Instant Classic

By DangerProof
Im looking forward to this one...Spike Lee consitantly puts out classic material...from School Daze to The Inside Man...and this is based on the true story...i cant wait to see how he delivers...

Miracle this was funded.. (MUST READ REVIEW)

By iamrot
Wow.. where do I start? (Any Positive reviews you read about this film are a scam) In the opening credits you knew something was going to go wrong when you saw "40 Acres and a Mule Production".....


By bigmoviemike
I mean Spike Lee has no talent, his movies bomb, he thinks he is the best director out there, leave the war movies to professionals like: Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Clint Eastwood, etc....

Miracle at St. Anna. GRADE: C-Plus

I attended last night's advance press screening of director Spike Lee's movie-adaptation of James McBride's novel of the same name. Miracle at St. Anna/MASA (2hrs 40mins) presented the war...

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By Anderson.CR
This movie is gripping, intense, heartfelt and has the director and film crew to show it. Took my almost 12 year old who is totally into war history and great films about all wars from our history,...

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By tmhchevelle
I generally dislike Spike Lee movies, so I was skeptical about this one, but I found the preview intriguing and decided to watch it and make an informed decision. This movie is amazing. The action...

A movie you can't miss

By angie78090
I loved this movie from beginning to end. Spike Lee definitely deserves Oscar buzz for this film. I can only imagine the atrocities that were suffered by african american soldiers during that time....

If you said oh no you are a complete idiot .

By Jmoneyrules
this movie had everything you can think of, it was spike lee at his greatest, best movie ive seen in years cannot wait to see it again....

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By soupstar
i am very interstide in this movie. It looks like great movie....

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Rated R | For strong war violence, language and some sexual content/nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Brutal WWII battlefield fable isn't for kids.
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