Skip to main content

R| 2 hr. 12 min.

Plot Summary
In early 1945, as World War II is nearing its end, Gen. Douglas MacArthur selects Lt. Col. Henry Mucci (Benjamin Bratt) to command a bold rescue mission in the Philippines. There, in the city of Cabanauan, more than 500 American soldiers are being held captive in a brutal prisoner-of-war camp. With the assistance of Capt. Prince (James Franco), Mucci will lead the valiant soldiers of the 6th Ranger Battalion in one of the boldest POW rescues in American history.

Cast: Benjamin Bratt , James Franco , Connie Nielsen , Joseph Fiennes , Marton Csokas , Motoki Kobayashi , Robert Mammone , Natalie Mendoza

Director: John Dahl

Genres: War, Historical drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

The Great Raid (2005)

Release Date: August 12th, 2005|2 hr. 12 min.

watch now
critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • The Great Raid tells its story without irony, perspective or any leavening that would make it something other than an ordinary military-action caper. show more

  • Just about any golden age Hollywood hack could have made a zestier drama about one of the greatest rescue missions in U.S. military history. show more

  • For all its noble intentions, its striving for authenticity, its unblinking look at the savagery of war, The Great Raid is far more dutiful than dramatic. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com
  • February 01, 2011 SamJSperling
    Report This User

    I will never understand why this movie does not have the highest rating. It artistically portrays one of the highlights of American and Filipino history. The acting is understated and yet realistic. How can anyone, any American at least, not find this as effecting as The King's Speech. Miramax may have taken a hit but they made a great movie. No wonder it keeps getting replayed on television.

similar movies

  • Saving Private Ryan (1998)

  • Pearl Harbor (2001)

  • The Thin Red Line (1998)

  • Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

How do you watch stuff?

loading

How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X