Hell in the Pacific
Hell in the Pacific (1968)

The entire cast of Hell in the Pacific consists of two high-powered international stars: Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune. The time is World War II. A downed American marine pilot (Marvin), is stalked on a remote Pacific island by a Japanese… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 1968
DVD Release Date: March 13, 2001
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Intriguing but finally dissatisfying.

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TV Guide

The acting is acceptable but is as extravagant as the script, and Boorman's direction is repetitive and ponderous, beating that single antiwar theme to death long before the adversaries do.

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Unsettling stuff, bolstered by a boldly bleak finale.

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A.H. Weiler
New York Times

Hell in the Pacific grapples with the arresting relationships of character, communication and survival, but succeeds only fitfully in dramatically projecting these elemental qualities.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

More like a silent than a talkie.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Uneven but fascinating character study from John Boorman.

Fernando F. Croce

The distillate of Boorman's metaphysical-elemental conflicts

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Two WWII enemies face off, but then depend on each other. Fascinating Boorman.

Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film

Hell In The Pacific is a rewarding, thought-provoking experience, let down only by its ending.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Michael S
Great concept, and as usual, John Boorman's execution is just as stellar.
a b
Highly disappointing, I'm not buying this as a classic. The only reason I watched this was for Mifune, but you never learn how they arrived or how long… More
danny d
this is a solid film. with only two actors in the entire film performances needed to be great to carry the movie, i felt that marvins performance lacked a… More
Cindy I
Pretty interesting film, with Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune, and THAT'S IT. They both end up on a desert island together during WWII. It's pretty much… More