The Great Raid


Set during the final days of World War II, a group of 500 prisoners are held by the Japanese. They are the survivors of thousands who were captured but died. Now, as time runs out for them, a group of Rangers mount an ambitious plan to rescue them before their execution. Although listed as a 2005 release, this film was on the shelf for over two years, and reviews have been mixed.

132 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence).
Action, Drama, War.
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Credits

Cast
Benjamin Bratt, James Franco, Robert Mammone, Max Martini, James Carpinello, Mark Consuelos, Craig McLachlan
Director
John Dahl
ScreenplayCarlo Bernard, Doug Miro, from the books by William B. Breuer and Hampton Sides
MusicTrevor Rabin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
CinematographyPeter Menzies Jr.
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2005
Produced byMarty Katz Productions, Miramax Films, Village Roadshow Pictures, Lawrence Bender Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreWar drama
LanguageInfrequently mild to strong
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequently strong to intense
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsA drama based on the rescue of P.O.W. during WW2 from a Japanese camp. A lot of preparatory work building to a climax of the raid that is carried out successfully.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
0
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
1
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Francois Bloemhof
10
iAfrica.com
Marchelle Hermanus
15
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
10
The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Box Office
Wade Major
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15
eye Weekly
Paul Carlucci
1
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
13

What the People say

Internet
1220 Netizens
15

Average .. 52%

10




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