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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Bouchareb's film helped shame the French government into raising pensions for more than 80,000 of these veterans. Here's that rare movie that really did change things. I'll be damned. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The story here isn't much, and the truth it reveals, to them and us, isn't earthshaking, just quiet and somber. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Not only a stirring history lesson and an action-packed war film, Glory is also a ferocious statement about enduring discrimination that resounds today. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A splendid war movie. The combat sequences are harrowing -- all the more so for the director's spare, sharp-eyed style -- and the performances are phenomenally fine. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Conventional, but intensely passionate, war movie. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    With strong visuals and even stronger emotions, Rachid Bouchareb's Days of Glory makes a powerful war film about a particularly unique subject. show more

  • 100
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    On the list of WWII stories criminally ignored by six decades of combat movies in the past 60 years, the heroics of French colonial soldiers ranks pretty high. But Rachid Bouchareb's powerful drama -- which won the 2006 Cannes Film Festival's best-actors award for its superb ensemble cast and was nominated for a best foreign-language-film Oscar, went a long way toward rectifying the situation, both on screen and in real life. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Its social impact is part of what makes this movie memorable. But as with almost any exceptional, truthful war picture, Days of Glory moves us because we know the soldiers -- because we share their fear, triumph and pain. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    A movingly acted, terrifically old-fashioned World War II picture rethought as a post-colonial rebuke. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    In recounting this conflicted tale, director Rachid Bouchareb displays some valour of his own, resisting what must have been a strong temptation to deal in aggrieved agitprop, and instead, quietly but powerfully, confining his attentions to a small group of indigenous soldiers. show more

  • April 23, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Well done film about North Africans with allegiance to France who fought with the French in WW II. Slow in parts but has gripping action segments, concluding with a strong finish. Well worth watching.

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