The Red Badge of Courage
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)

The backstory of The Red Badge of Courage involves the toppling of MGM's old Louis B. Mayer regime in favor of Dore Schary and his young Turks. It is also the tale of how an intended epic was ruthlessly whittled down to a lower-berth… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dan Jardine
Cinemania

The fall and redemption of the protagonist, while clearly predictable, is still intelligently and effectively executed

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Through Henry, The Red Badge of Courage allows us to face the chaos and confusion, the terror and futility, of both large-scale, national strife and inner, personal turmoil.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

What's truly amazing is how good the film is despite MGM slicing it up in the re-editing process.

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Dan Jardine
All Movie Guide

Despite the studio's editing hatchet job, this remains a powerful tale of redemption

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Almost seems like a documentary in look, action, acting. A Huston gem.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
In spite of the studio's blasphemous 'recut' of John Huston's work, <i>The Red Badge of Courage</i> successfully illuminates the… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"The Red Badge of Courage" takes place during the American Civil War in 1862. A regiment of Union soldiers has been busy not… More
Bobby Hobbs
For 1951 it was a pretty great movie. It had a great behind it, and got it acrossed well. I felt it ended a little suddenly, and to me it seemed like there… More
Mike T.
Completely devoid of emotional impact and messily structured, but Huston's direction is solid and the cinematography is marvelous. The film's flaws… More
Antony Stubbs
Heavily scissored by the studio, it's distressing to think how good Huston's Civil War flick could have been. It has some truly gorgeous visuals, in… More