The Great Escape details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||James Garner, Angus Lennie, James Donald, David McCallum, James Coburn, Gordon Jackson, John Leyton, Charles Bronson, Nigel Stock, Donald Pleasence, Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Jud Taylor|
|Collections:||100 must-see movies, 100 Top Thrillers, Adrenaline Rush, Battlefield Films, Decades: 60s, Full English, Must See Movies|
The Great Escape
|Run time:||2 hours 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 May 2002|
|Subtitles:||Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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remember when war films were jolly as well as sad?By A-lad-in-a-hat (13 reviews) from Brighton , 20 Jan 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]One of the greatest war films ever made! Dickie Attenborough is at his stiff upper lipped best and Steve Mcqueen is at his coolest.
Chuck in a a bunch of nazis and a few moterbike jumps and what's not to make any true Englishman more excited then a kid in a sweetshop?
Rent this! it's the last thing the bosh would expect..
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ExcellentBy a customer from England , 25 Nov 2010Excellent film with a lot of action and a magnificent plot. I highly recommend this film to anyone interested in a great film
WW2 CLASSICBy OldRenny (26 reviews) from Shirebrook,Notts , 30 Apr 2010What can i say having watched this to many time,s to remember this is a true WW2 Classic prisoner of war movie about British,American and Canadian POW making a mass escape for freedom from German jailor,s.
Some great star's in this film with Steve McQueen really making his mark with for me a truly great motorbike pursuit I LOVE IT and no doubt at some point will watch it again a TRUE CLASSIC...
:-)By a customer from Sheringham, England , 15 Feb 2010If I could give more stars I would. One of the best movies ever
Spoilt by relentless orchestral soundtrackBy a customer from High Wycombe , 20 Jan 2010I'd heard this is considered to be one of the great war films, some say the greatest. As a boy, I'd devoured war books especially prisoner escapes - The Wooden Horse, the Colditz Story, the Latter Days at Colditz; so the content was familiar enough. But this film of The Great Escape was ruined by the almost constant loud music, military band-style, that made it seem like a jolly jape from start to finish, without any depth of reflection or even any well-grounded realism.
It was somehow reminiscent of The Italian Job - same jauntiness, as if directed by an energetic baton-waving conductor.
Apart from the music, though, it was reasonably amusing, and the viewer can take comfort from the story and characters having been in some kind of way based on real life, unlikely as that may seem from its depiction.
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The Great Escape is a Great filmBy AMcHarg (14 reviews) from Livingston , 31 Oct 20094-Stars from me, the Great Escape is a brilliant feature, accurately portraying the reality of the situation many prisoners of war faced. The film excellently mixes the comical banter that comes with being in the military forces with the seriousness of the situation to create a very effective and exciting plot which will have audiences of all age groups sitting at the edge of their seats.