They Were Expendable
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They Were Expendable
Based on a true World War II story, They Were Expendable follows two American PT boats fighting a battle against a fleet of Japanese ships in the Philippines. They Were Expendable is also shown in a computer-colorized version.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The real star of the film is the gorgeous, luminous, mostly outdoor black-and-white cinematography."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The most unfortunate thing about John Ford's excellent, elegiac war film, with a strong turn from John Wayne, was its release date, December 1945, since the war was over."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Surprisingly rich film is one of the best war films ever made."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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