Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fabulous Movie Review©

Released: 6/17/1964
Rating: Unrated
Length: 2 hrs 18 mins
Genre: Action, Drama
Starring: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth, Michael Caine
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Cinematographer: Stephen Dade
Producer: Cy Endfield
Writer: Cy Endfield
Producer: Basil Keys, Joseph E. Levine
Writer: John Prebble
Michael Caine looks like a teenager in this film. In reality, he was about 50.

This movie could have gotten a higher grade from me, but the whole premise bugged me. The idea that a few men, or one stuck up officer, would sacrifice their lives against overwhelming odds for nothing worthwhile when they had every opportunity to retreat is asinine to me. It's not like they were fighting for their freedom or some other oppressed groups freedom.

Anyway, other than that, and I suppose it isn't fair to judge the film by the history it is representing, its a pretty good movie. And its always interesting to listen to people chant unintelligbly and/or speak with a British accent.
6.5 out of 10 (Pretty good)

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