The Great Raid Synopsis
Lt. Col. Henry Mucci leads a mission 30 miles behind enemy lines to liberate 500 POW's.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Lacks the visceral sweep of "Saving Private Ryan." But Spielberg's story, for all its gut-wrenching intensity, was a fiction. Dahl's movie,...
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Chicago Tribune

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The action is brilliant, the combat sharp and rattling, and the film follows the historical record more closely than most Hollywood films.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The Great Raid is perhaps more timely now than it would have been a few years ago, when "smart bombs" and a couple of weeks of warfare were...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The Great Raid amounts to a noble failure. This is sad news for those of us who remain hopelessly partial to Dahl's mean streak. The...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Not a great movie, but it certainly does justice to the great historical event it dramatizes.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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The Great Raid tells its story without irony, perspective or any leavening that would make it something other than an ordinary...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
The film brings a spectacular but little-known chapter of World War II to the big screen with meticulous attention to period detail -- and...
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Wall Street Journal

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For all its noble intentions, its striving for authenticity, its unblinking look at the savagery of war, The Great Raid is far more dutiful...
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Just about any golden age Hollywood hack could have made a zestier drama about one of the greatest rescue missions in U.S. military history.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
The main problem? Raid lacks a center. It's an exhausted sprawl with multiple story foci, none of them terribly compelling.
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Rated R | For strong war violence and brief language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ A by-the-numbers WWII movie; mature teens and up.
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