Windtalkers Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 8067

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 96

Theatrical Release Date: 06/14/2002

Language: English

Genre: Action, War

MPAA Rating: R

Director: John Woo

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich, Mark Ruffalo, Brian Van Holt

Plot: Two Marines are assigned to protect America's greatest asset on the WWII Pacific Front: the Navajo code talkers whose language is the one code the Japanese cannot break. -- Chris Kavan

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2/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/24/2007

John Woo - he of the jumping through the air whilst shooting two guns and silently flying doves tries his best to mix action and war and fails on both fronts. It doesn't help that Cage is miscast. There are much better alternatives.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 03/19/2012

Traumatized WWII sergeant Nicolas Cage is charged with the safe keeping of a Navajo code talker and ordered to ensure he never falls into enemy hands-no matter what the cost. From the very start, it's obvious that this is a John Woo film; the combination of slickly directed action, sentiment and XY pleasing heroics is exactly what you'd expect of him. Woo is essentially a one trick pony; he is very good at action set pieces and this is no exception. The battle sequences are very well staged but often times it felt like the action was a little too relentless. Cage bulldozes through the enemy forces like Schwarzenegger on PCP and it feels like the characters are just a little too disposable. For this reason, anyone expecting a gritty, believable war film should steer clear. But although …

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