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Classic movie, yes the acting is better nowadays, but enjoy it in its context. Still a good story.
Excellent old school movie. Even better that it's based on the truth. Sterling performances from a lot of excellent actors who are still around today. Not least of all, James Garner and of course Steve McQueen.
This is a classic film; a sad, true story from WW2. The cast provide strong performances thoughout the film, bringing the characters to life. The film is punctuated with touching moments and hilarious antics, making it a truly brilliant movie.
What a fantastic film. I had seen this as a kid and wanted to revisit it to see if it was actually as good as I remembered. It is! The story is totally engaging with characters that really captivate... Read more. The acting is superb and its a pleasure to see a collection of such great actors at the top of their game. My only issue is the picture quality... maybe I'm becoming a HD snob but the image was grainy and distracting. Apparently there is a 2 disc version available perhaps FATSO could replace this disk. If so this would a great movie to watch on a Sunday afternoon.
I have a hard time with these older movies as they generally telegraph all that is going to happen and don't leave much to the imagination. There are no real tense moments, because you (think you)... Read more know how it is going to end. I must admit that I did not know the true story and was surprised at the end.
The prisoners are portrayed as well dressed which doesn't seem authentic - but the camp was more civilised than those operated by the Gestapo or Japanese. Watch the bonus feature edition which has excellent interviews and historical film.
This movie was the bomb back in the day, still a good watch.
Great to watch a movie that has no swearing or nudity, a rare treat.
I really did try to like it, honest. But it was really just too slow-moving and boring for me. After watching 2 hours there was no end in sight and I found I was only still watching it 'cause I had... Read more invested that much time in it (not because it interested me). I guess in the day it was cool but now I just found it was dated and it just went on and on and on....it is really long.
A good story is, undoubtably, in there but it could probably benefit by a re-edit to make it a bit more contemporary.
Just because a movie is regarded as a "classic" doesn't mean it is still good.
They really knew how to make war movies back then. Highly recommended!
a great classic movie always a pleasure to watch especially for an older person who can then regale the grandchildren about what life was like when they first saw the movie quite a conversation stimulator