The Sand Pebbles details
|Formats:||15 DVD, 12 Blu-ray|
|Starring:||S, Charles Robinson, Steve McQueen, Richard Crenna, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen, Mako, Marayat Andriane, Larry Gates, Gavin MacLeod, Simon Oakland, Ford Rainey|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Drama - War|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Sand Pebbles
|Run time:||2 hours 54 minutes|
|Rental release:||06 May 2002|
|Subtitles:||Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Great saturday afternoon flick.By Gary Brechin from South Shields, England , 19 Oct 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]There has been a lot wrote about this movie being pro American etc... But I just was totally engrossed with it. Steve Mcqueen is excellent as usual, the story just unfolds in an era which I didn`t know much about, but trust me a real good watch and I`m not even old book your saturday afternoon now.
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A powerful yet subtle performance by McQueen; Bergen at her loveliestBy CarlHalling (12 reviews) from Greater London Urban Area , 01 Apr 2012I watched this movie as a kid with a close friend - and I think also his dad - and it made a massive impression on me. Steve McQueen delivers what I think is among his best and most subtle performances as the complex young seaman Jake Holman. The romantic moments between McQueen and a breathtakingly lovely young Candice Bergen are genuinely touching, the chemistry between them so gentle, yet so intense, they make a fabulous couple. Harrowing in parts, and ultimately tragic, this is '60s epic film-making at its best.
Classic Adventure FilmBy GaryI (785 reviews) from March, Cambs , 28 Nov 2009Film Retrospective: Nominated for 9 Oscars in 1966 including Best Film & Best Male Actor this is one of those films that makes you cry out, why don't they make 'em like this anymore. Set in China in 1926 it tells the story of the crewe of a small patrol boat caught up a revolution, and how loyalties become divided in the confines of the ship. Top cast and brilliantly directed, this is a great adventure film; the sort Ridley Scott does so well today. Never seen this? Well its a classic, you'll not be disappointed.
The Sand Pebbles - yawnBy GillyD (5 reviews) from Lymm , 24 May 2009Steve McQueen must have been short of work when he accepted his role in this film. I found it dull, dull, dull from beginning to end. None of the characters was engaging, the plot was dreary and lacked pace. It was a waste of life to watch this to the end.
The only redeeming feature was that it is one of very few films which suggest that American forces are not always top-notch, well-polished and ready to save the world.
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A long long journey to nowhereBy CityGent (51 reviews) from Burton Upon Trent , 20 Mar 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideWhile this film seems to be moving towards an explosive climax ,it holds the interest ,(just|) but the greatest disappiontment comes when that point is reached. The final half reel seems to have been directed by someone who didn't want to be bothered with too much 'crash bang wallop' and was much happier to let the film more or less fizzle out. In the final shoot-out at the monastary the action is unconvincing and plodding. There is no real conclusion and the viewer is left feeling like a diner who has had half his meal taken away by the waiter because it was time to close the premises!! The director seems to have left the last couple of pages of the script at home. The historical context of the events depicted is hardly explained and all in all this is a very long (there is even an intermission!) road to disappointment.
sand pebblesBy hamhog (6 reviews) from ayr , 24 Feb 2009Great film. Lots of action. Good to see Richard Attenborough appearing in it.