This film was very well done. The story was well written, acting was superb, and the fight scenes very realistic and not exaggerated. Although a comparison probably isn’t fair, but the movie had a similar feel to “Saving Private Ryan”, although this film was based on actual events. Not only was I entertained by this movie, but I also received an excellent history lesson. I don’t think many people realize what those soldiers went through as POW’s.
Because this film is based on an extraction mission, and much time is spent in the concentration camps, it is much too violent for Dove’s standards. This is too bad, though, because if it were approved, it would be a superb tool for the classroom. I was impressed, however, that the language wasn’t worse than it was. It seems that in these “war” movies, much cursing is used to make the soldiers appear tougher. Hopefully this movie will be shown on TV in an edited version, and when it is, I recommend reserving that night for this film.