This is a collection of war/political conflict films set after the advent of gunpowder-based warfare. The idea is to have…
Beyond Courage, Beyond Honor.
Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all under the dangerous eye of the Luftwafe vetran Col. Wilhelm Visser. Never giving up the fight to win the war, McNamara is silently planning, waiting for his moment to strike back at the enemy. A murder in the camp gives him the chance to set a risky plan in motion. With a court martial to keep Visser and the Germans distracted, McNamara orchestrates a cunning scheme to escape and destroy a nearby munitions plant, enlisting the unwitting help of young Lt. Tommy Hart. Together with his men, McNamara uses a hero's resolve to carry out his mission, ultimately forced to weigh the value of his life against the good of his country.
La cosa empieza muy bien pero en cuanto aparece Bruce Willis en plan soy-duro-que-te-cagas empieza a degenerar. Cuando entramos en dramas raciales más simples que un botijo ya los resultados son algo aburridetes.
Pero Colin Farrell está muy bien, vulnerable y verosímil, y plásticamente hay casi todo el tiempo momentos maravillosos, como ese plano de Farrell en la trinchera helada.
Así que la historia es una bobada bastante tremenda pero es tan "bonita" de ver que esto me la ha salvado en buena parte.
Good start. First 15 minutes are perfect, with good moments of action. Once they get to the camp (WWII) it goes downhill. It turns into a courtroom drama, a slow one. Then it turns into an escape movie of sorts. And then it turns into cheese. Not a good transition. I like Bruce Willis, but he isn't very good in this. The movie is well shot overall. It's not terrible by any means but it gets too corny for my taste even though the sentimental angle is to be expected in a war movie.
For a film that I have always seen bits and pieces of on tv, this film is kind if boring at times. It reminds me of the prison films from the 60s without the humor or fun rather this film is dark in its portrayal of heroes who are all willing to sacrifice parts of their souls for their country. To my knowledge this is one of the first of many films where it shows Bruce Willis on the front of the cover and in reality he is only in the film a little bit.
I enjoyed the performances and the underlying plot of this film, but it falls just short of being a solid film. It felt like the focus was a little blurry; while there were some very interesting conflicts and character bits established early on in the film, they were too easily ignored in favor of new conflicts introduced later. There are probably two really strong movies within this one film, but by working both angles, the film doesn't satisfactorily explore either.
Hogan's Heroes recast as a courtroom drama and the most sympathetic character is Col. Klink.
Overlong, low-fi WWII prison camp story. Good performances by Marcel Iures and Terence Howard, some solid moments, but underwhelming.
A stodgy, forgettable war/courtroom drama that wastes a talented cast...
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Deception, bigotry, and honor.
A courtroom drama in a German camp. Really slow film.
A pretty dull World War II movie. It's already a pretty weak prisoner of war movie, but then it adds a dull military legal aspect that might put many to sleep. This is one of the bad Colin Farrell performances (and there's quite a few), he needs really good material to stand out and to certainly give a good performance. Here he's as dull as a spoon. This is also what I'd classify as one of Bruce Willis' "phoning it in, call me when I get my check" roles. Willis can be really great with the right material, but you can tell when he's not sensing a decent quality movie, he just sort of gives up to his performance, and Hart's War is one of those. Skip this and go watch either The Great Escape, Stalag 17, or A Few Good Men.
It's not a terrible movie, but it doesn't generate any real emotion. In the end, I just didn't care what became of any of the characters.
Stylistically and thematically all over the shop. A bold vision that ultimately fails
Tratar de temas importantes faz uma obra ser boa? Seguir uma visão progressista e, portanto, hipoteticamente, trilhar uma linha mais respeitosa faz uma obra ser boa?
Reviravoltas faz uma obra ser boa? Ter um apelo emocional histórico faz uma obra ser boa?
Acontece que, na prática, pouco importa a abordagem geral para a obra em si comparando-a com a execução de tal intenção. Acontece que, na abstração, distante da realidade do que uma coisa viria a se tornar, dá pra louvar a ideia do que esta coisa procurou ser.
Nothing spectacular, but a perfectly decent, watchable drama featuring Bruce Willis in a bad wig. Smart, unpredictable and well done.