Gallipoli Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1061

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 85

Theatrical Release Date: 08/28/1981

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Historical

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Peter Weir

Actors: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Harold Hopkins, Charles Lathalu Yunipingli, Heath Harris

Plot: Follows a group of young Australian men as they live their various lives behind in order to fight in WWI. The men are sent to Gallipoli where they will face the might of the Turkish army. -- Chris Kavan

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3/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 12/10/2011

Peter Weir's war film has an old-school, classic adventure film feel to much of it, akin to the better moments of Casablanca or the African Queen. The film falters in the middle, when some of the coming-of-age material is bogged down by poor pacing, but it rises again by the end, when Weir skillfully recreates the intense battle of Gallipoli.

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"Gallipoli" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 02/23/2012

A small town Australian runner decides to join up for WWI and fight for King and country in the company of streetwise competitor Mel Gibson, but they inevitably find that war is not all glory and derring do. Directed by the largely under-rated Peter Weir, Gallipoli is not your typical war film. The fact that the combatants are the pragmatic and down to earth Aussies who seem never to lose their sense of humour makes for a different spin in itself, and the fact that the fateful battle is so absurdly-and tragically-shortlived means that much of the film is male bonding and fun and games, set to some beautifully photographed backdrops, from the vast expanses of the outback, to the pyramids of Egypt through to the beaches of Turkey. How ill prepared these boys were is summed up by the …

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