Go Tell the Spartans
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Go Tell the Spartans
Go Tell the Spartans is set in Vietnam during that period in which American troops were euphemistically termed "advisors". Reluctantly dispensing much of that advice is veteran American major Asa Barker (Burt Lancaster). Though he knows what works and what doesn't on the battlefield, Barker is obliged to carry out the go-nowhere policies of the American military brass. His current objective is a woebegone, barely crucial outpost, which he must defend with a handful of green soldiers and end-of-tether Vietnamese militiamen. True to his predictions, the outpost is overwhelmed by… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Go Tell the Spartans is a competent war film, to be sure, but there's no directorial commitment, no vision."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"This is a solid and memorable film about American military involvement in Vietnam."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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