Hart's War
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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 School student who enlists to fight in World War II but ends up being taken prisoner by the Germans. When a murder at the Nazi-run Stalag Luft 13 leaves a black Tuskegee airman named Lt. Lincoln Scott (Terrence Dashon Howard) accused of the crime, high-ranking prisoner (and fourth-generation war hero) Col. William McNamara (Bruce Willis) persuades camp… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This earnest WWII escape story throws in a courtroom drama, but to nobody's advantage."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"An exciting, thoughtful and adrenaline-pumping war picture that is provocative and different."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Big WWII drama about honor, courage and sacrifice."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"'Hart's War' is a perfect example of a film that remains anchored in mediocrity from beginning to end. It plods along like a chronic asthmatic, meandering to a conclusion that's both irritating and implausible."
‑ Tom Grealis, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Engaging thriller combines military movie genres and succeeds as more than the sum of its well-oiled parts."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"Reaches for more than it can handle, but it's well-acted and earnest in its intentions."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"We're situated in that familiar showbiz intersection of Hollywood and Rhine."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"...Suitably gritty and intense..."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"Paint-by-numbers claptrap."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"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."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"...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."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"In the ever-increasing onslaught of war movies, it stands head and shoulders above most of the competition."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It's hard to know whether or not to recommend this film because for every thing it does right there's at least one and occasionally two things it gets ever so wrong."
‑ Chris Barsanti, Film Threat
"As old-fashioned as it can get, a throwback to cinema's Golden Age and a tribute to the flawed, guilty human beings we call heroes."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
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