Wake Island
Wake Island (1942)

The winner of four Oscar nominations, Wake Island was one of the first major Hollywood films to deal with America's forced participation in World War II. The first two reels takes place in the weeks prior to Pearl Harbor, as Wake Island… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 25, 2004
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It's fairly exciting action cinema... [that] falls apart on the generally anemic, one-note characterisations and the lack of any particularly memorable performance.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

A good, old-fashioned war movie, the kind of movie you watch with your dad on a Saturday afternoon.

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Emanuel Levy

Though largely fictionalized, this is a moving report of the defense of the Pacific Island base, with strong emphasis on the heroic gallantry of three Manrines, played by Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy, and William Bendix.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Succeeds in its attempt to dramatize the war effort.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
A bit of propaganda in the midst of the war effort, Wake Island is a passable film. I'm sure it also did its job in selling those war bonds.