The Dirty Dozen details
|Starring:||John Cassavetes, Jim Brown, Robert Ryan, Charles Bronson, Richard Jaeckel, Donald Sutherland, Ralph Meeker, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Martial Arts, Drama - War|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Award Winners & Nominees, Battlefield Films|
The Dirty Dozen
|Run time:||2 hours 23 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Feb 2005|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Romanian, Spanish|
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WATCH IT OR MISS OUTBy Steve from West Yorkshire , 07 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]12 prisoners (hence the title) are recruited for a not much hope of coming back from this one mission in world war 2. Lee Marvin plays the tough military officer who gets to pick, train and then lead an all star cast into action. This is probably one of Marvins best ever performances. A good all round family film with a few good chuckles thrown in for good luck.
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Has to be 5starBy pigpig01 (2 reviews) , 01 Apr 2013If you've given this less than 4stars, you don't know what your talking about! Fact! Shame A big firm though cant make sure all the film is there. How did that happen??? Get it together, we are paying a subscription.
Missing partBy notablu (1 review) , 28 Mar 2013Disappointed as mIssing about 5 minutes at around 1:42. Hoped they were present at the end but not. Otherwise great film.
That's entertainment!By a customer , 01 Mar 2013I'm old enough to have seen this in the cinema when it was first released and no question it really broke new ground. 'Inglorious Basterds' owes a lot to it so it's still influencing filmakers nearly 50 years on. It was never meant to be anything other than 'over the top' with its bunch of psychopathic 'heroes' played by some of the best actors around at the time plus great support from others such as Arthur Kennedy and Robert Ryan. The interaction between the characters works well and the humour varies between in your face and very subtle. It never descends into mawkish sentimentality which was/is a failing then and now of many US films. All these years later it's shown it deserves to be treated as a classic, can't say of it's genre, because it was the first of its kind.
Like a long, drawn out Carry-On filmBy Bassman71 (618 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 29 Aug 2012Maverick army Major, told to supervised men on secret mission, men supervised are 12 criminal soldiers, conflict, mayhem and deceit.
Seriously long and drawn out war-action film which, despite its star-studded cast, falls quite flat through most of it.
All the actors play themselves with probably the exception of John Cassavetes and even a young Donald Sutherland cant save it.
The main problem is the pacing and that theres not enough going on especially with 100 minutes build-up and training then the final third of the film the actual mission.
It also has a Carry-On feel to it mainly due to the ill-advised music and the bad attempts at humour which again dont really work.
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Great, great movieBy a customer , 13 Apr 2011Just a perfect film. What a cast. They hopefuly will never try a re-make of this perfect film. There are not enough good actors to star in a re-make of this tremendous show. What films are all about. A must see film.