Miracle at St. Anna
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

"Miracle at St. Anna" chronicles the story of four African-American soldiers who are members of the U.S. Army as part of the all-Black 92nd Buffalo Soldier Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy, during World War II. They experience… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 10, 2009
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Miracle at St. Anna is a well-intentioned but overlong, disjointed affair that hits few of the right notes.

Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

Lee is a filmmaker who, through talent, accomplishment, and a constant working of the refs in the Hollywood system, has earned autonomy over his films. I'm all for artistic freedom, but here he could have used a bit of oversight.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Given the importance of that subject, the real mystery of Mr. Lee's movie is why it's so diffuse, dispirited, emotionally distanced and dramatically inert.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Lee clearly has magical realism, fable, and historical enormity on the brain, and even though he stuffs the film with everything but the proverbial kitchen sink, his ultimate point is anyone's guess

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

It's impressive that a filmmaker of Lee's distinction is willing to continue to push boundaries.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Overwrought, overproduced, overbusy and overlong, Miracle at St. Anna finally suffers from the worst filmmaking sin of all: the failure of trust, in the story and the audience.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

At 160 minutes, it definitely suffers from Oscar Bloat.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Clocking in at 160 minutes, this interminable movie comes across like a rough cut. Perhaps Lee believed its length would give it gravitas. The opposite is true.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

[Lee] resorts to many of the same hoary clichés and fantasy situations he so frequently condemns.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Miracle makes a bid for epic status, but Lee throws in more elements - including murder mystery and supernatural fantasy - than the narrative can stand. The two big battle scenes are impressively staged, but the action in between sprawls and stumbles.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
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Edward Boxler
Spike Lee shot himself in the foot when he criticized Clint Eastwood's two-film Iwo Jima masterpiece for not showing the role of African Americans during… More
paul sandberg
whoever wrote the script should be sentenced to 10 courses in remedial scriptwriting 101. What a mess - dialogue right out of a high school play, while beating… More
Chris Weber
The story is very compelling, and, by what I'm told, the source material is also pretty good. I really liked the music and cinematography. I also liked the… More
Randy Tippy
2 hours and 40 minutes is a long time to endure a barrage of one-dimensional characters. Unlike other recent war films that vividly capture the chaos and… More
Manu Gino
Pretty good decent movie with a great story. Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII