|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Peter Stormare, Roger Willie, Noah Emmerich, Nicolas Cage, Christian Slater, Christian Slater, Frances O'Connor, Brian Van Holt, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Beach|
|Run time:||2 hours 14 minutes|
|Rental release:||14 May 2007|
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extremely poor showingBy Willy from West Yorkshire , 12 Dec 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]Well what an extremely poor showing from the usually very good Nicholas Cage.
Set during the Second World War, two men (Nicholas Cage/Christian Slater) are given the role of protecting at all costs two American Indian radio operators who use the ancient Indian dialect to deliver orders and so as to stop the Japanese from cracking their codes.
The film starts off very poorly with one of the worst acted war scenes I have ever seen.
The poor acting continues with a very weak acting line up. The story is very lame, the effects shocking, the deliverance of the whole message about the American Indian radio operators extremely poor.
Thank God I rented this movie for free and didn't so anything foolish like paying to rent it or even worse actually buying this pathetic movie.
Sorry to write such a poor review especially when its my first but wish I had been warned off this film by other reviewers.
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Terrible, just terribleBy Voomonster (2 reviews) from Scotland , 04 Apr 2010Avoid this film like the plague!
Pathetic, absolutely awful. Even my 11 year old son switched it off after 20 minutes.
Terrible script, men flying through the air at every explosion, wooden central characters - this film was WOEFUL !
Honestly - AVOID this movieBy BarnsleyFan (10 reviews) from Newmarket, Suffolk , 14 Mar 2010This movie is an incredible dud. It is billed as a realistic insight into the role the Navajo Indians played in the Pacific theatre of the Second World War... what it actually is, is a terrible version of John Woo transposed on a WWII scenario. It just doesn't work.
The fight scenes are like a kung-fu event. In one scene Nicholas Cage's character (Sgt Joe Enders) takes a machine gun nest single handedly - drawing his pistols and karate kicking his opponents on his way to delivering a grenade into the entrenched position. Wow - I just didn't know that anything filmed so recently could be so corny and impossible to believe.
This has been produced in an age where we are generally aware now that war is a tragic and inhumane. Most responsible film maker understand that the viewer is generally more sympathetic and intelligent when it comes to looking for an insight into the great conflicts. How the hell did the ethics of modern taste by-pass this shameful film? I would imagine that anyone who actually fought in this conflict - in the Pacific theatre or otherwise - would be offended by this sham.
It's wrong and poor on so many levels - just avoid it, it's one of the worst films of all time.
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windtalkersBy welch (179 reviews) from newton aycliffe , 18 Feb 2010not one of hes best films
windtalkersBy dondonshannah (71 reviews) from scotland , 03 Feb 2010This is based on a true story and what a story, its great. You get to like the characters. The story is such a good one, keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat. loved it and would watch again. give it a try.
interestingBy chasckd (575 reviews) from Telford , 28 Nov 2009enjoyable to watch and imformative at the same time.learned things we never knew about the war ect.would watch again.