The Dirty Dozen
The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Director Robert Aldrich took what he considered a hopelessly old-fashioned script by Lukas Heller and Nunnally Johnson and fashioned The Dirty Dozen into one of MGM's biggest moneymakers of the 1960s--and the sixth highest-grossing film… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 15, 1967
DVD Release Date: April 28, 1998
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Robert Aldrich dissects the underlying ideas with just enough craft and thoughtfulness to make the implications of this gritty 1966 war drama unsettling in not entirely constructive ways.

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Chris Petit
Time Out

Overriding such nihilism is the super-crudity of Aldrich's energy and his humour, sufficiently cynical to suggest that the whole thing is a game anyway, a spectacle that demands an audience.

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Big, brutal and expertly executed, The Dirty Dozen is a quintessential, made-for-men war flick.

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TIME Magazine

he lopsided interpretation works largely because of a fine cast and a taut plot that closes the credibility gap.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Right up to the last scene the movie is amusing, well paced, intelligent.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

One of the smash hits of its year, this action-packed war movie is violent and amoral, and fans would say all the better for it.

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Variety Staff

Lee Marvin heads a very strong, nearly all-male cast in an excellent performance.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

A raw and preposterous glorification of a group of criminal soldiers who are trained to kill and who then go about this brutal business with hot, sadistic zeal is advanced in The Dirty Dozen, an astonishingly wanton war film.

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TV Guide

Slambang funny, and extremely violent for its time.

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In the 1960's and 1970's so many action films have grace the big screen, providing some truly classic and thrilling moments for the viewer. With an… More
Kristijonas Fussman
A humorous and engaging war-film with an all-star cast and well-paced direction from Robert Aldrich. It's so funny to see Donald Sutherland young again,… More
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Melvin White
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Mark Hobin
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