Von Ryan's Express
Von Ryan's Express (1965)

Von Ryan's Express is a fast-paced, well-acted World War II drama, featuring a squadron of Allied soldiers trying to escape a prison camp in Italy. While most of the prisoners at the camp are British, a determined, resourceful American… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 23, 1965
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

After a sluggish beginning, Express starts to swing, and Frank swings with it

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

The scenery is the only thing authentic and believable in the film.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

The cinematography and the scenery both add greatly to the movie. It makes it seem so much more realistic.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Mark Robson has made realistic use of the actual Italian setting of the David Westheimer novel in garmenting his action in hard-hitting direction and sharply-drawn performances.

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Sky Movies

A very successful mixture of The Train and The Great Escape.

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Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

A far-fetched but thrilling World War II adventure. Watch it as part of a double feature with John Frankenheimer's The Train.

Time Out

As much fun as an old-time serial.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

Sinatra's character is unusually uncompromising, even for him, and the star delivers one of his best performances.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Exciting Sinatra starring vehicle set during WWII.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Well made escape film starts out very well drags here and there but is an enjoyable experience overall.
Khris N
Great tale of escape - underrated and not given enuff credit - Sinatra acts as good as he sings.
Ken Stachnik
One Badass Train picture. Frank Sinatra stars in this highly underrated action adventure film.
The Movie Waffler
Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard are a great antagonistic couple in Mark Robson's thrilling war movie. Sinatra is an American pilot who crashes in Italy and… More
xGary Xx
Solid WWII escape drama that concentrates on spectacle rather than suspense more than most. A decent war cum action film on the whole.
Barry Lappin
Great buddy film and quite a change from Sinatra's normal movie.