Quick Movie Reviews
mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/15/2011
Somehow, this brutal and nihilistic movie works, mainly because of the charisma and camraderie of the ensemble cast. The action-packed conclusion, which features assaults on defenseless men and women (albeit Nazis) is unsettling and sort of an antithesis to the often comic and entertaining training scenes that came before.
gideon43 - wrote on 06/03/2010
The ultimate "men on a mission" war movie, the Dirty Dozen is a brutal and action packed humdinger of a blockbuster. An almost legendary cast of Hollywood hard men (some of whom had actually fought in the war) have a blast as the murderers, rapists and psychopaths sent on a suicide mission behind German lines. Knocking all conformities into a hat, the Dirty Dozen betrays the heroics portrayed in earlier made American movies and introduces us to U.S soldiers as Ruthless and vicious as their German counterparts. Violent, cynical and anti establishment to be sure but also immensely energetic, bold and incredibly entertaining.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/15/2007
A film that relies on the chemistry between a group of people and a film that pulls it off. It may not get the attention some of the more serious war films do, but I find this to be well-executed, full of action and highly entertertaining.