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JT/King Valun at The Window on the South requested that we review a "historical fiction" movie so here is the review for The Dirty Dozen which is a "historical fiction".
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Genre: War, Action,
Release Date: June 15, 1967
Running Time: 150 minutes
MMPA rating: PG-13
The Good: All-Star cast of tough guys including,Very original plot, Great ending, All of the characters have very distinct personalities,
Plot: In England, in the spring of 1944, Allied forces are preparing for the D-Day invasion. Among them are Major John Reisman (Lee Marvin), an OSS officer; his commander, Regular Army Major General Worden (Ernest Borgnine), and his former commander Colonel Everett Dasher Breed (Robert Ryan). Early in the film the personalities of the three men are shown to clash and the characters of the individualistic Reisman and the domineering Breed are established.
Major Reisman is assigned an unusual and top-secret pre-invasion mission: take twelve soldiers convicted of felony offenses, either serving prison sentences or condemned to death, and turn them into a unit capable of carrying out a specific task. They are to infiltrate a château near Rennes, in Brittany, used as a retreat for senior Wehrmacht officers, on the eve of the invasion. Without having complete intelligence as to the identity of the guests, it was felt that the elimination of officers in the German high command or senior staff could cripple or confuse the German military's ability to respond at the time of crisis. It is quickly established that both Reisman and the generals with whom he frequently clashes consider the mission to be a suicidal long shot. After a long period of convincing and training the men, they are deployed to attack a chateau in France, housing German commanders, intending to disrupt the German command structure (This plot summery was copyed from Wikipedia). Watch the movie to what happens next.
Plot: 8.6/10- The plot is very original and set the base for all movie like it in the future.
Action: 7.6/10- The starts out a little slow but the last 30 minutes had some good action.
Acting: 8.5/10- Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson's performances were the stand out best actors but the rest of the cast is also great.
Special effects: N/A
Soundtrack: 6.9/10- The soundtrack was not very memorable but it wasn't bad.
Comedy: 7.8/10- The movie had some humor.
Overall: 8.7/10- Overall The Dirty Dozen is one of the best war movie ever made.
Closing comments: The Dirty Dozen is a must see for anyone who likes war movies.
Recommended for: War movie fans, Action fans,