The Dirty Dozen review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 03/13/13
"You've seen a general inspecting troops before haven't you? Just walk slow, act dumb and look stupid!" It opens with an execution then 1944 in London, Major John Reisman (Lee Marvin) was assigned top-secret pre-invasion mission. Most interesting characters were Joseph Wladislaw (Charles Bronson) and the Major. The rest felt like fillers though the artists played their parts well. The soundtrack fitted the mood and action though some dull, were suffice. It's humor during the training seemed to lessen the thrilling final act during the invasion. Screenplay was well written with lines: "I never went in for embroidery, just results," "They got to function as a team." - Major Reisman and "This war was *not* started for your private gratification, and you can be damned sure it's not being run for your personal convenience, either!" - Major Worden. The Dirty Dozen is classic with subjects of slight racism, farce take on war/generals, honest opinions, discipline, trust and importance of working as a team.