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  • 75
    New York Daily News

    In his feature film debut, Little uses washed-out color and a you-are-there immediacy to tell a powerful wartime tale of survival, morality and honor. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Director-cinematographer Ryan Little neatly ratchets up the suspense while throwing emotional spotlights on the inner struggles of each combatant trapped in this hostile, frozen wilderness. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Saints and Soldiers isn't a great film, but what it does, it does well. show more

  • 63
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Wants to be an epic in the mold of "Saving Private Ryan," but it's hindered by its modest budget. show more

  • 63
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    For a certain kind of moviegoer, Saints and Soldiers provides above-average nostalgia. Others, more hardened, might call it child's play. show more

  • 50
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Shackles its characters with stale dialogue straight out of decades-old Sgt. Rock comic books. show more

  • 40
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    That the film seems willing to erect a simple religious parable on such a moral morass is bewildering. That it should do so without accurately depicting the nightmare of Hitler's Europe is unconscionable. show more

  • 75
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    It's no earthshaker, but the indie film is refreshingly different from the current movie norm, it's won more than 15 awards on the festival circuit, and war-movie aficionados will find it well worth the journey. show more

  • 70
    David Chute L.A. Weekly

    The triumph here is a matter of craftsmanship rather than art, but it's rare enough even on that level for a film to be worth celebrating. show more

  • 70
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    Inspired by actual events, Saints and Soldiers benefits by being a small-scale war movie. show more

  • January 13, 2009 Slbairdcpa
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    I can't believe there are no other reviews. This movie was much better than the three stars that the critics give it. I must say I can see where the kids would not find it very interesting. It is a complex story concerning the character of these men. I loved it.

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