The Guns of Navarone
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The guns of Navarone are huge Nazi cannons, installed on an Aegean island behind enemy lines. Anthony Quayle is the officer assigned by the British to lead a task force to put the guns out of commission. When Quayle is injured, the mission winds up in the relatively inexperienced hands of Gregory Peck. There's little love lost between Peck, explosives expert David Niven and Greek patriot Anthony Quinn, especially when it becomes known that there's a traitor in their midst. Resistance leader Irene Papas weeds out the traitor, but there's still those guns to take care of. Filmed on… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Beautifully paced, this 156-minute classic allows enough time for character development, plot complications (including the requisite double-cross by a member of the outfit) and several exciting set-pieces."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"David Niven is the subservient but stylish chemist Miller, rounding out a film that ranks among the best war movies."
‑ Arthur Ryel-Lindsey, Slant Magazine
"Superior WWII spectacle"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"A good old-fashioned Nazi ass-whomping, aided by some great effects and a charming pair of heroes."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"The movie holds up pretty well as a rousing action picture, and also throws in a couple of comments about the contradictions of war."
‑ Eric Melin,
"Rousingly old-fashioned WWII adventure"
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"It was forgettable but highly entertaining."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Great old-fashioned war thriller"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"One of the best WWII action-adventures, with an all-star cast headed by Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, and David Niven, this Oscar-winner (in special effects) is stirringly directed by the vastly underestimated J. Lee Thompson"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The Guns of Navarone has long been a big-time favorite of the war-movie aficionados, and the film still holds up resoundingly well today."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Another classic WW2 epic. Suspense, espionage, and some big BIG guns."
‑ Brian Mckay,
"...epic grandeur with unabashed heroism."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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