Ritchie Boys
Ritchie Boys (2006)

"The Ritchie Boys" is the untold story of a group of young men who fled Nazi Germany and returned to Europe as soldiers in US-uniforms. They knew the psychology and the language of the enemy better than anybody else. In Camp… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 13, 2006
DVD Release Date: November 13, 2007
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

This is a film with a story we have not seen before, a story about American troops so unusual it needed a German director to ferret it out.

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Drew Tillman
Village Voice

The horror of war gets gently upstaged by the wit and wisdom of the vets interviewed in this solid WWII doc.

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Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Just when you think every chapter in World War II has been covered cinematically, along comes an energetic, uplifting and little-known angle about the good guys.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Still witty and eloquent, these cerebral boys became the haunted men who do their best to share their experiences with us, even as they know we'll never truly understand.

Hap Erstein
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A compelling account of German émigrés trained to infiltrate and fight their former countrymen.

S. James Wegg

... the real brilliance of the work is Bauer's trust in his subjects.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

This documentary, named for a military boot camp in Maryland, tells of a group of Jewish immigrants who fled Germany for the United States in the years of the Nazi buildup.

Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

No sign of memory loss among these articulate intellectual warriors now in their eighties.

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S. James Wegg
Film Threat

Any thinking person -- no matter what political stripe or moral belief -- needs to see this important film then try to apply its valuable lessons to today's, still, unstable planet.

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