The Big Parade
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Rich, clean-cut American hero John Gilbert plunges into World War I and some of the most emotionally shattering battle scenes ever filmed.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Masterpiece of Vidorian ardor"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Masterfully directed by King Vidor, this swings easily between comedy, romance and tragedy without missing a beat, and there are numerous set-pieces of enormous power -- even today, the harrowing battle scenes would rank among the best ever put on film."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"King Vidor's popular moving antiwar WWI drama set the tone for how to shoot a war film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It was strong stuff in 1925 and it remains strong today."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Like All Quiet on the Western Front, The Big Parade gives a comprehensive look at then-modern warfare."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The Big Parade (1925) is director/producer King Vidor's most famous war film from the silent era -"
‑ Tim Dirks, Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
"The Big Parade wasn't just an international hit; it immediately set the standard for Hollywood war movies."
‑ Noel Murray, The Dissolve
"Though a virtually uncountable number of war films in the intervening 84 years have trodden upon much the same ground, few of them indeed have been able to equal its achievements."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
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