Kelly's Heroes
Kelly's Heroes (1970)

Like M*A*S*H and Catch-22, both released the same year, this military comedy takes place in an earlier war but is really a thinly disguised treatise on the modern-day insanity and avariciousness then unfolding in Vietnam. Clint Eastwood… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 23, 1970
DVD Release Date: August 1, 2000
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Kelly's Heroes subverts its World War II setting with pointed satirical commentary on modern military efforts, offering an entertaining hybrid of heist caper and battlefield action.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

An attempt to blend the war epic and the caper film that doesn't quite come off.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

The action is flashy and intermittent, deliberately wallowing in a mire of revisionist grot, churned up vistas of European mud. Time has made it more intuitive and caustic a film, than its daft reputation might suggest.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the filmmakers clearly intended the movie to be a carefree caper, and if one views it that way, it can pass an entertaining few hours.

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Nearly satirical in its overall effect, plot caroms between cliche dogface antics, detailed and gratuitous violence, caper melodramatics, and outrageous anachronism.

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A terrific guys-on-a-mission movie.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A strange but mostly satisfying hybrid of WWII actioner and anti-war satire... [Blu-ray]

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Interesting only in so far as it reveals Eastwood's nonchalant attitude to the blockbuster.

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TV Guide

This humorous, lively, and entertaining picture could be described as a caper film set against a WW II backdrop.

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Steve Crum

Much fun amongst WWII w/Eastwood, Savalas, Sutherland, and Rickles.

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Jens S.
This military comedy about the hunt for millions of dollars in gold bars makes war look more like an adventure than an actual threat. Sure, people die and there… More
Al S
A blistering non-stop good time from beginning from end. A wildly entertaining comedy filled with explosive action. Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Donald… More
Melvin White
Kelly's Heroes is an overrated movie in my opinion. I like Donald Sutherland a lot and I hadn't seen a movie in which I didn't like him until… More
Conner Rainwater
It's sort of a western thrown into the war genre, but that's what makes it so unique. It's a great story about stealing gold from Nazi's,… More