Hell in the Pacific
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The entire cast of Hell in the Pacific consists of two high-powered international stars: Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune. The time is World War II. A downed American marine pilot (Marvin), is stalked on a remote Pacific island by a Japanese navy officer (Mifune). The Japanese officer captures the American, but this situation is reversed when he manages to wriggle free. The two enemies finally decide to live and let live, each moving to their own separate portion of the island. By and by the adversaries come to rely upon one another to survive; they set up living quarters in a deserted camp, get… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Intriguing but finally dissatisfying."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"The acting is acceptable but is as extravagant as the script, and Boorman's direction is repetitive and ponderous, beating that single antiwar theme to death long before the adversaries do."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Unsettling stuff, bolstered by a boldly bleak finale."
‑ , Film4
"Hell in the Pacific grapples with the arresting relationships of character, communication and survival, but succeeds only fitfully in dramatically projecting these elemental qualities."
‑ A.H. Weiler, New York Times
"More like a silent than a talkie."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Uneven but fascinating character study from John Boorman."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The distillate of Boorman's metaphysical-elemental conflicts"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Two WWII enemies face off, but then depend on each other. Fascinating Boorman."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Hell In The Pacific is a rewarding, thought-provoking experience, let down only by its ending."
‑ Keith H. Brown, Eye for Film
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