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Rescue Dawn

Rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense war violence and torture.

PG-13 In Theaters 07/4/2007 , 120min.
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Critic score based on 36 reviews

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July 11, 2008
when things get tough ask yourself what would dieter do
May 22, 2008
After watching the special features, I wanted to watch it agian. To all the haters--This movie was actually filmed in the jungle, and some of the actors came across snakes ect. The scene where he gets caught, there were poisonious snails in the water. This movie was based completly on that man's diary and interviews. That is why some think that it is boring. Sorry-he didn't write about large
May 22, 2008
a sad but true story, that will almost make u cry. christan bale and steve zahn give award winning performances. in a movie that should of been nominated for a emmy.
May 22, 2008
Lubavitch I am not, but since I am ultra-orthodox I respect Lubavitch. This movie is about a Rabbi's wife who commits adultry with first her husbands depraved brother and then with an african american cashier. I am overwhemed.
May 22, 2008
One of the coolest war movies since Rambo.

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As far as establishing a sense of period goes, Herzog cleaves to a refreshing less-is-more philosophy. This may be the first Vietnam-set film in history not to feature a bar of Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones or indeed any other rock music on its soundtrack. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
That such a masterful depiction of American heroism and can-do spirit has been created by a German art film director known for considerably darker visions of obsession is an irony Herzog no doubt finds delicious. Full Review
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
Aside from a riveting adventure story that Herzog tells in all of its terrifying, stripped-down simplicity, Rescue Dawn is a fascinating study of human particularity. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Christian Bale continues to amaze with his ability and range. Full Review
Kirk Honeycutt
The Hollywood Reporter
Christian Bale plays Dieter Dengler and this is one of the actor's most complex and compelling performances. Full Review

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