Saints and Soldiers
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Based on the historical event known as the "Malmedy Massacre, " this is the tale of a group of American soldiers in Germany in World War II, one of whom served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany just before the war. In mid-December 1944, Hitler's Army blitzkriegs through the Ardennes Forest into Belgium, creating the colossal wintertime offensive known as the Battle of the Bulge. Sergeant Daniel Epstein and close friend Nathan Greer find themselves held captive with more than 70 other American Soldiers in a snow-covered field. Without… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

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"Nicely detailed if slackly paced."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"It has the strengths and the clean lines of a traditional war movie, without high-tech special effects to pump up the noise level."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Thoughtful, engaging World War II movie has battle violence."
‑ Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
"It's no earthshaker, but the indie film is refreshingly different from the current movie norm, it's won more than 15 awards on the festival circuit, and war-movie aficionados will find it well worth the journey to one of its four suburban venues."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"A feel-good film about a small group of soldiers in WWII who are so saintly that they never curse."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"There aren't any plot surprises in this low-budget effort, so the success of the mission from a viewer standpoint depends on how well you connect with the characters and their plight."
‑ Janice Page, Boston Globe
"It's the movie equivalent of singing 'Onward Christian Soldiers' to those already in the choir."
‑ Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune
"Director Ryan Little has mounted a remarkably effective production on what must have been a shoestring by Hollywood standards."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"A solid, good-looking effort that bends a bit too much toward war-film conventions."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"'A gem of a movie with an unusually convincing reality base. We feel as if there's no distance between us and the fighting men. And that lack of distance is the film's point.'"
‑ Anthony Del Valle, Las Vegas Mercury
"A worthy effort that's entirely appropriate for mainstream audiences."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"Though Saints and Soldiers' examination of faith, self-sacrifice and morality is not groundbreaking, it always holds our interest."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Little makes good use of modest resources, but after a while, the film's less-is-more aesthetic grows threadbare."
‑ Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"valuable in its embrace of true Christian forgiveness"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Blessed with a smart script and an excellent cast of unknowns, first time director Ryan Little, who also served as cinematographer, establishes himself as a major talent."
‑ Wade Major, Boxoffice Magazine
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