The Guns of Navarone
The Guns of Navarone (1961)

This spectacular World War II epic finds 2,000 trapped soldiers on a Greek island by Nazi invaders. Their only hope of escape is by boat. A small party led by Mallory (Gregory Peck) must make it by the radar station and immense firepower at… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 22, 1961
DVD Release Date: May 23, 2000
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Beautifully paced, this 156-minute classic allows enough time for character development, plot complications (including the requisite double-cross by a member of the outfit) and several exciting set-pieces.

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Arthur Ryel-Lindsey
Slant Magazine

David Niven is the subservient but stylish chemist Miller, rounding out a film that ranks among the best war movies.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Superior WWII spectacle

Eric Melin

The movie holds up pretty well as a rousing action picture, and also throws in a couple of comments about the contradictions of war.

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Rousingly old-fashioned WWII adventure

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It was forgettable but highly entertaining.

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Emanuel Levy

One of the best WWII action-adventures, with an all-star cast headed by Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, and David Niven, this Oscar-winner (in special effects) is stirringly directed by the vastly underestimated J. Lee Thompson

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Scott Weinberg

The Guns of Navarone has long been a big-time favorite of the war-movie aficionados, and the film still holds up resoundingly well today.

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Brian Mckay

Another classic WW2 epic. Suspense, espionage, and some big BIG guns.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A group of soldiers must blow up a bank of guns in order to get a strategic advantage in WWII. This film starts out as a basic "guys on a… More
Red Lats
Great action - especially for a movie filmed 50 years ago. The only thing that bugs me - we are supposed to shed a tear for the four members of the British… More
Al S
A classic action-adventure that even it's time, can still deliver the goods. Two and half hours of pure excitement and intelligence. One of the greatest… More
Mike S
Six brave souls set out on a hazardous mission to neutralize a pair of cannons (massive such I may add), installed by the Nazis on the Greek island of… More
Christian C
An exciting action film about WWII. David Niven is a little absurd, and the romance story was not executed as well as it could have been. Nevertheless, its a… More
Lanning : )
I've been killing Germans since 1937; there's no end to it.<p> Yes, that's a memorable, yet problematic, line, for me, from Stanley Baker,… More

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