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Filmed on a grand scale, Zulu is a rousing recreation of the January 22, 1879, siege of Rorke's Drift in Natal, Africa. An army of 4,000 Zulu warriors have already decimated a huge British garrison; now they are on their way to the much smaller Rorke's Drift. A Royal Engineers officer (Stanley Baker) is determined to stand his ground, despite having only a skeleton garrison at his command. His steamroller tactics are constantly at odds with those of a by-the-book lieutenant (Michael Caine), who feels that a retreat is called for, but it becomes clear that if the garrison is to survive,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

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"Joseph E. Levine makes an impressive debut in British film production with Zulu, a picture that allows ample scope for his flamboyant approach to showmanship."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Responsável por lançar a carreira de Caine, o filme merece créditos também por evitar retratar os zulus como caricaturas selvagens, mas, mesmo que seja hábil ao criar uma atmosfera de urgência e desespero, acaba tornando-se longo demais."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"This amazing film is devastatingly accurate in its depiction of the Rorke's Drift action, and is superbly directed by Cy Endfield, whose battle scenes are some of the most terrifying ever committed to film."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Zulu is a fairly tough-minded and interesting account of a company of Welsh soldiers doing their bit for somebody else's Queen and Country in an alien land."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Though, there's an awful lot of lounging around in the hut and a lot of buildup to the battle itself, which doesn't get underway for more than half the film."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Caine was just splendid, it is still one of his finest hours in film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Students of such things in movies should appreciate this one, for it has all the standard ingredients of the heroic hold-the-fort film."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Its failure to present any kind of historical context ill serves the indigenous African peoples whom Endfield presumes to honor."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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