Hell in the Pacific
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An American and Japanese soldier are marooned together on a remote Pacific island during World War II. Toshiro Mifune is alone at first until he discovers a raft on the tiny island on which he is stranded. Lee Marvin is the American soldier who soon discovers he is not alone. The two stealthily track each other through the thick foliage before they combine forces to build a raft on which to make their escape. Although enemies, the two form a bond of temporary friendship as they put aside differences long enough to drink and unwind from the pressures of war. The two help each other survive… 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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