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The Great Escape (1963 movie)

8 Ratings: 3.3
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   The story was adapted by James Clavell, W.R. Burnett, and Walter Newman from Paul Brickhill's book The Great Escape. Brickhill had been a prisoner at Stalag Luft III during World War II. The screenwriters increased the importance of … see full wiki

Director: John Sturges
Genre: War
Release Date: July 4, 1963
MPAA Rating: Unrated
3 reviews about The Great Escape (1963 movie)
Quick Tip by . August 24, 2010
This is probably my favourite WWII movie, one of the main reasons that I love it is because it's one of the only films which shows a realistic viewpoint of both sides. It made me want to go and learn more about the different organisations, and I think that any film that continues to impact you outside of its runtime is a winner.
review by . September 05, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
For whatever reasons, this immensely popular film did not receive the critical praise it deserved when it was first released in 1963. Before seeing it again recently, I obtained an abundance of information from the Rob Davis Web site about the historical circumstances on which Paul Brickhill's novel (1950) and then this film are based. Specifically, when 76 Allied airmen on March 24 and 25, 1944, completed a "great escape" from Stalag Luft III, located in Sagan about 100 miles southeast of Berlin. …
review by . August 04, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
I would be hard pressed to name a bad thing about this movie. Even the musical score is awesome. The "A" list stars from McQueen to Bronson and all the ones in between earn their "A" in this film.Each step of the way you have the tension of the moment, the plan, the prep, the attempt, the triumphs and losses of the process. All keep you at the edge of your seat.It is a moving movie with moving lessions. A good movie to teach kids what people fight for. If you have kids who are 15 or less watch this …
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