Miracle at St. Anna Poster

Release Date: September 26th, 2008

DVD Release Date: February 10th, 2009

R|2 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
During World War II, members of the U.S. Army's all-black division are stationed in the Tuscany region of Italy. Four of the soldiers (Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller) become trapped behind enemy lines and separated from the rest of their unit after one of them risks his life to save an Italian boy.

Cast: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Miller, Pierfrancesco Favino, Valentina Cervi, Matteo Sciabordi, John Turturro

Director: Spike Lee

Genres: Historical drama, War

Production Co: Rai Cinema, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Tense, Rescue, 1940s, Gripping, Dark, New York City, 1980s, Temptation, Murder, Soldier, Investigation

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Odd too, for a film that wants to correct impression anyone had as to the abilities of black U.S. soldier in combat, are the ethnic cliches about Italians and Germans, to say nothing of rednecks. show more

  • Man, oh, man, much of the dialogue is so heavy, and heavy-handed, that you can see fine actors such as Derek Luke and Michael Ealy buckle under the weight. Clearly, Lee fell in love with McBride's words and couldn't bear to cut them, even when the visuals made those words redundant. show more

  • Given the importance of that subject, the real mystery of Mr. Lee's movie is why it's so diffuse, dispirited, emotionally distanced and dramatically inert. show more

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