Hart's War
Hart's War (2002)

Based on the novel by John Katzenbach, author of Just Cause (1995), this prison camp drama combines elements of A Soldier's Story (1984) and the classic Stalag 17 (1953). Colin Farrell stars as Lt. Tommy Hart, a second-year Harvard Law… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 9, 2002
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Well-made and solidly acted, Hart's War is modestly compelling. However, the movie suffers from having too many subplots.

Derek Adams
Time Out

This earnest WWII escape story throws in a courtroom drama, but to nobody's advantage.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

An exciting, thoughtful and adrenaline-pumping war picture that is provocative and different.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Big WWII drama about honor, courage and sacrifice.

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Reaches for more than it can handle, but it's well-acted and earnest in its intentions.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

We're situated in that familiar showbiz intersection of Hollywood and Rhine.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Nationality, race and politics clash in unexpected ways in this well-directed and acted but extremely old-fashioned prison drama that recalls genre film sof the 1950s and 1960s.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Proves a servicable World War II drama that can't totally hide its contrivances, but it at least calls attention to a problem Hollywood too long has ignored.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

...it's not your typical war movie but I'm giving it thumbs down because I think its attempts to be different were quite frankly kind of ludicrous.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

In the ever-increasing onslaught of war movies, it stands head and shoulders above most of the competition.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
Hart's War really burdens itself with sentimentality and trying to tell too many stories at once. The performances are all good, as are the intentions… More
danny d
pretty decent war time film mixed with court room drama
Alex roy
Hart's War is a very interesting and intriguing Thriller set during the Second World in a POW camp. Hart's War may not be a perfect film, but it dies… More
Al S
A stunning and nail-biting suspense-drama. Gripping, riveting and captivating. Bruce Willis is teriffic. Colin Farrel is fantastic. Terrence Howard is… More
Jani H
I really don't know, where to place 'Hart's War'. The film starts as a normal POW (prisoner of war) movie, but when the second half begins,… More
Jason Spencer
A little boring for me.