Saints and Soldiers
Saints and Soldiers (2004)

Based on the historical event known as the "Malmedy Massacre, " this is the tale of a group of American soldiers in Germany in World War II, one of whom served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 6, 2004
DVD Release Date: May 31, 2005
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it draws heavily on war movie conventions, Saints and Soldiers has strong performances and a compelling central plot.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Nicely detailed if slackly paced.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It has the strengths and the clean lines of a traditional war movie, without high-tech special effects to pump up the noise level.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Thoughtful, engaging World War II movie has battle violence.

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Janice Page
Boston Globe

There aren't any plot surprises in this low-budget effort, so the success of the mission from a viewer standpoint depends on how well you connect with the characters and their plight.

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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

It's the movie equivalent of singing 'Onward Christian Soldiers' to those already in the choir.

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Director Ryan Little has mounted a remarkably effective production on what must have been a shoestring by Hollywood standards.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

A worthy effort that's entirely appropriate for mainstream audiences.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Though Saints and Soldiers' examination of faith, self-sacrifice and morality is not groundbreaking, it always holds our interest.

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Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Little makes good use of modest resources, but after a while, the film's less-is-more aesthetic grows threadbare.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
"Why another WWll film? Hasn't it all been done, all been said? What's the point?" And so I wondered while watching until, despite the… More
Cynthia S.
This is a really great war movie, and it was very well made. My husband isn't really into movies that he has never heard of, but this was one that he… More
Manu Gino
Trapped behind enemy lines. All they have is their hope. Good movie. This film was not bad at all. It has some pretty good acting roles and the story was… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Trapped behind enemy lines. All they have is their hope."</i> A handful of fighting men must defy the odds to save their own lives… More
familiar stranger
A warfare penned in a very usual way, and there could have been numerous events 'based' on the given premises. A preachy flick with a generous amount… More
Randy Tippy
Terrific war film that plays like a big budget studio release without all the big name talent.

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