Castle Keep
Castle Keep (1969)

Major Falconer (Burt Lancaster) leads his eight battle weary soldiers into the Ardennes Forest for some rest and relaxation. They stay at castle keep, where the eccentric Count wants Falconer to sire an heir with his beautiful wife.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 23, 1969
DVD Release Date: July 20, 2004
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Apparent efforts to insert a fresh side of war by concentrating on some of its grim humor act more as a deterrent than a booster to interest.

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Hollywood Reporter

There are some deliberate and successful moments of comedy that do not undercut the seriousness of the war, but effectively accommodate the more absurd moments.

Time Out

Pollack's folly remains an intriguing curio in spite of its pretensions.

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TV Guide

The dialog is very salty, but the action spotty.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

It's a sometimes funny and entertaining movie that accomplishes the dubious feat of being both anti and pro war at the same time.

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Stefanie C
A highly satirical and bizarre WWII film. The American soldiers or misfits are comprised of every stereotype (cowboy, indian, black, knight, etc). My personal… More
Ed Fucking Harris
A well done, and underestimated early effort from Sydney Pollack, that is a stark depiction of the American soldier at war. Although the setting is Belgium… More