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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Director Gregory Hoblit ("Primal Fear") is merely arranging cliches in new patterns until the surprise ending blows enough pro-military fervor up the audience's ass to make Colin Powell call a halt. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Takes some admirable risks. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    If glum were good and bleak were best, Hart's War would be a standout. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The plot is canny, but it would be little more than an ingenious springloaded device were it not for the performances by Howard and Iures. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Hart's War has its priorities clear, but delivers them with insulting simplicity. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie worked for me right up to the final scene, and then it caved in. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Reminds us that the human dynamic can do a lot that explosions can't, even when the film flirts with formula. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Works uncommonly well because of the effective manner in which it blends together its various elements: the WW2 prison camp setting, the courtroom aspects, and the issues of honor, racism, and redemption. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The lack of attacks lets us concentrate on emotions rather than explosions. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Just because a movie was inspired by real life and has good intentions doesn't mean it can't wind up as phony as a three-dollar bill. show more

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