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It is easy to see why the US Army refused to cooperate in the production of Attack. Based on the Norman Brooks play The Fragile Fox, this searing war film is a powerful indictment against a military system which protects even its most incompetent of officers. Eddie Albert plays a posturing but hopelessly inept infantry captain, whose misdeeds are covered up by his colonel Lee Marvin. Albert has strong political connections in the US, and Marvin hopes to take advantage of this after the war. Lieutenant Jack Palance has sworn to kill Albert with his bare hands if the officer bungles another… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Aldrich's blunt and ferocious existentialism"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"It seems like film noir told as a war drama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Look, it's very impressive."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"Aldrich conduz com segurança a tensão crescente da narrativa, e conta, ainda, com a forte presença de Palance. Os únicos problemas residem nos prolixos minutos finais e no personagem de Albert, que acaba se tornando muito caricatural."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"One of Robert Aldrich's best films, this dark, grim, cynical portrait of infantry warfare in 1944 Belgium is extremely well acted by Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert and the rest of the male cast."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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