A movie review written by Lee Sonogan
2hr25min (1963) Adventure, Drama, History
They will never make movies like this again… If You haven’t seen this before go hit the play button. This has a fantastic cast, great story and just an all around entertaining flick. Sit back and enjoy a few cold ones while you watch this classic WWII movie. Easily one of the best war movies ever made… – brett-76260 (IMDB – 9/10)
Seeing multiple scenes on tv over the years, I finally watched it from start to end the other day. I now see why it is regarded as one of the best WW2 movies of all time. Containing a real sense of human involvement, it strickly sticks with the dramatic adventure that is hard to question in any way while still being highly rememberable by pure moments in motion. The authentic German setting looks like a blockbuster with whatever 3.8million would be equal to today.
Successful in reaching 11 million dollars in the sixties, Steve McQueen leads the charge in acting performance. While many of the prisoners of war pay the price, no time is wasted alongside terrific sound and consistency. What has considered action is an old fashioned styled although real stunts always unique compared to modern contrasts. The title suggests it all in its dialogue themes of escapism.
Plenty of the other characters are relevant to the suspense of the highly complex plan slowly forming until the fitting ending. Overall this fits in the category of old but good underrated stuff apparently never-ending. I recommend it for good hero bravery inspite of stakes or odds cleanly put forth. If not might get repitive to become not your particular type of thing. Regardless, still holding up standards to this day, my rating will be attached to that rational reasoning.